Charity dog walk

On Tuesday 18th November, over 70 students and staff from Felpham Community College completed a 10 mile charity dog walk around the local area. Organised as one of the many charity events of the school year, the walk was a brilliant success with students raising over £1200 through getting their dogs sponsored to take part.

The event was the final activity from the annual FCC youth action week that the school holds every Summer Term. It was agreed safer to walk the dogs in October than the July temperatures, and the dogs definitely seemed to enjoy their outing which took them from Felpham to Middleton to Aldwick to Felpham!

Money is still being counted, with FCC hoping to raise over £4000 as a combined amount from the Youth Action Week activities. Students and staff voted to support Macmillan Cancer Support, Chestnut Tree House and Blue Cross for Pets.

Mark Anstiss, Headteacher commented: “we run an excellent programme of events for charity throughout the school year, which we couldn’t do without the amazing support from our students and their parents / carers. On, and following, the dog walk we received positive praise from the public on both the event and our students, which was great to receive. Our students are always enthusiastic about giving something back to the community and to charity and we are already planning our events for next half term”

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More information on the charities the students were fundraising for is available on the following links:

Macmillan Cancer Support | The UK’s leading cancer care charity
Blue Cross | 125 years of changing pets’ lives
Chestnut Tree House – The children’s hospice for Sussex (