The Mendip School PTA

Marathon Walk

Fundraising Campaign

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The Girls from The Horse and Jockey, Binegar and The Barber Company, Midsomer Norton are taking on a 26.2 mile challenge!

With almost a year of closure and missed fundraising opportunities we have taken on the challenge to walk a marathon! We are supporting the appeal to raise £1.1million for the new swimming pool at The Mendip School, Shepton Mallet where Horse and Jockey owner Nikki’s son Jack attends.

We will be completing our Marathon Walk on Sunday 18th April, an early start and hopefully a reasonable finish within 10 hours which will enable us to relax with a well-deserved drink outside The Horse and Jockey! It is going to be a challenging walk; we have put in some preparation during the past couple of weeks and hoping that the time we spend working on our feet in the pub and in the barbers will help us to keep going!

When the school was built in 2016 there was no funding in place to include a pool. The school has now been running for six years and would like to increase the facilities available to students and the community. Plans are in place and the appeal is over halfway towards its’ total.

Students can currently swim for one term a year if they can cope with the hour-long round trip to another pool. The Mendip School are keen to increase access to swimming for all students, just like their mainstream peers. The pool will provide a much-needed community resource for other local schools, groups and swimming lessons, making it more possible to walk or have a short drive to local facilities.

Having spent so much time in lockdown during the past year, we wanted to take on a challenge, to be able to support such a great local cause for our community will give us the motivation to keep going until the very end!

Your support is much appreciated and any donation you can afford will be amazing :-)    

Thank you, Nikki, Codie, Tonia, Hollie, Lottie and Holly x 

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