MoonWalk Team Raise £5,500

21st May 24

Eight dedicated staff members from Prince’s Mead School donned their neon tutus and face glitter and successfully completed the London MoonWalk, an overnight marathon walk organised by Walk the Walk to raise funds and awareness for breast cancer. The event took place on Saturday 18th to Sunday 19th May, with thousands of participants walking the streets of London in brightly decorated bras, symbolizing the fight against breast cancer.

The team, consisted of teachers and staff who met to train after school across the South Downs National Park. Their hard work and determination paid off as they crossed the finish line, united by their commitment to support breast cancer patients and fund research for a cure.

“We are incredibly proud of our team for completing the MoonWalk,” said Lucy Brown, Head of Pre-Prep at Prince’s Mead. “London looked spectacular, illuminated in pink. The event showcased fantastic and imaginative costumes worn by everyone who participated. Many participants shared their emotional and physical journeys with us, which added a deeply personal touch to the event.”

“A huge thank you goes out to the teams of volunteers stationed on street corners throughout the route. They guided us, motivated us during the early hours, boosted our morale, and provided much-needed sweets, snacks and water. Our team supported each other through the tough moments, making the bonding experience hugely rewarding. It was truly inspiring to see so many people come together for such an important cause.”

In addition to completing the 26.2 mile walk, the Prince’s Mead team surpassed their fundraising target, raising an impressive £5,500 for Walk the Walk, a testament to the school community’s generosity and support.

“We are overwhelmed by the outpouring of support from our colleagues, parents, and alumni,” said Lucy. “Every contribution made a difference and helped us exceed our fundraising goals. We are grateful to everyone who donated and supported us along the way including Prince’s Mead who donated provision of a school minibus and driver to get us to London and back.”