The Bedales Great South Run team - comprising nearly 40 pupils, former students, parents, staff, family and friends - is supporting two charities:
Cecily's Fund - supports orphans and vulnerable children affected by HIV/AIDS in Zambia, enabling them to gain an education. The Fund was founded in 1998 in memory of Cecily Eastwood, Old Bedalian, who was killed in a road accident in Zambia during her gap year. She had been working with a local organisation supporting young orphans. Since its formation, Cecily's Fund has helped thousands of vulnerable Zambian children gain an education and improve their lives. Bedales runners are supporting the Fund's 20th anniversary campaign.
John Badley Foundation (JBF) - provides transformational opportunities for young people to benefit from a Dunhurst and Bedales education. The JBF offers full 100% bursaries to children whose families would not have been able to consider an independent school education. As a parent of a bursary beneficiary stated: "There is no doubt in my mind that the school has provided a life changing experience whose influence will stay with my son for the rest of his days."
We are extremely grateful to Pledgit and The Country House Company who are supporting our run.
Note the first £1500 donated will be matched, doubling its impact.
On behalf of the runners and the two charities, thank you to all who support the Bedales Great South Run team.