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Malvern school to walk the hills for St Richard's Hospice

Craig Gibbons 11th May, 2017

PUPILS at a Malvern school are putting their best feet forward for charity.

A team of 41 pupils, teachers and families from St Matthias CE Primary School are taking part in this year’s St Richard’s Hospice Malvern Hills Walk for the second year running.

The annual event – which saw 600 people don their walking boots last year – is taking place on Saturday, May 20.

The school’s challenge was the brainchild of deputy headteacher Mrs Ginnie Beale; the team will be taking on the event’s five mile circular route, one of the three routes available.

There is also a longer 11-mile route with spectacular views from the Malvern Hills ridge line as well as a family friendly two mile route.

Mrs Beale said : “St Matthias is pleased to be able to aid St Richard’s Hospice again by taking part in the Malvern Hills walk 2017.

“It is a fantastic opportunity for us to support a charity which has helped so many families in the local area and has touched many of us at St Matthias.

“It is also an excellent chance to encourage the children at St Matthias to keep healthy and walk on the Malvern Hills which are beautiful and so close.

“As a school we have agreed to pay the entrance fee for the children who are taking part from St Matthias and are pleased so many are taking up this opportunity again this year.

“We are also extremely grateful to our local Co-op in Malvern Link for donating water bottles to everyone from St Matthias.

“If the weather is as good as it was last year we will certainly need to keep hydrated.

“Last year we raised a fabulous £515.35 and are hoping to beat that this year.”

To donate to the pupil’s fund, visit https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/St-Matthias-Primary-School1.

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