"Miles McCulloch (Grecians East, Christ's Hospital) has been undergoing treatment in the Royal Marsden Hospital. In the second half of term members of the house are going to pound the paths around the school to prepare for the school steeplechase and to raise money for this very worthwhile cause.
Pupils can do their miles in a variety of ways and can build a total of miles over the weeks leading up to the steeplechase. The genuinely athletic can count their training runs (routes around the school grounds are measured). Gym-bunnies can count their time on the treadmills. And even those whose idea of a country walk involves a stop-off in the bushes can wheeze their way around the mile a couple of times a week. Miles will be added up at the end of each week and the final numbers reached on the evening of the steeplechase, 29 March.
This is not just a pupil event - the houseparents and their family are all running too. We are hoping to raise a good sum to say a big THANK YOU to the Royal Marsden for the excellent care and support Miles has been receiving since he went into hiospital on Christmas Eve. And all being well he should emerge at the end of his chemotherapy just as we reach the end of our road...
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A fantastic initiative indeed - well done to the Grecians for 'going the extra mile' at a time when they're under pressure working towards their A level exams! And very best wishes to Miles and his family, I do hope he'll make a full and speedy recovery.A fantastic initiative by the Grecians East to raise money on behalf of one of their class mates for Royal Marsden Cancer Charity