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Headteacher at St Wilfrid's Crawley completes 52 mile 'Race to the King'

In what has become something of a tradition, the students at St Wilfrid's Catholic School in Crawley like to challenge the headteacher to complete an activity to help them raise money for the school's adopted charities.  This year the challenge for headteacher Mr Ferry was to complete an Ultra Marathon, 'The Race to the King', 52 miles from Arundel to Winchester on 22 June 2019. 

Well, we are glad to confirm that Mr Ferry took this challenge in his stride (quite a few strides actually), despite a warm day and lots of hills!

The whole school community and those across the Diocese are in awe and rightly proud of Mr Ferry for completing this challenge on behalf of Crawley Open House and the Mark Lay Foundation.  Truly insprirational!

Crawley Open House provides a gateway to support services for those suffering the effects of homelessness, unemployment, loneliness, discrimination and other forms of social exclusion. To achieve this they run a 24 bed direct access hostel, drop in day centre and 3 community based move-on houses. 

The Mark Lay Foundation aims to gift families who are living with cancer, with financial funds towards a holiday or short break. The Lay family were in the same situation and learnt early that making memories and being together as a family, was truly something to be treasured. One of their most special times after Mark’s diagnosis in February 2017 was travelling to Cornwall to spend a last family holiday together. When Mark passed away in August 2017, sister and brother Jo & Thomas decided to set up a charity in their Dad’s name with the purpose to support and help families just like theirs.

IT IS NOT TO LATE TO SPONSOR MR FERRY ... to donate please go to:

https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/fundraiser-display/showROFundraiserPage?userUrl=MichaelFerry1&pageUrl=1

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