Charity Alpine Challenge

Mr Davison, Director of Sport, reflects on the amazing trip to the Alps: ‘Very well done to the intrepid group of nineteen amazing mums and dads from the SHS community who took on the tough task of trekking in the high Alps in support of ChildBereavementUK

This important charity educates professionals and provides support to families when a baby or child of any age dies or is dying, or when a child is facing bereavement. In the spirit of extending the challenge this year, the group trekked deep up the Servos Gorge (including sections of Via Ferrata!) and stayed overnight in one of the high mountain refuges.

Two days and 17 hours of trekking later saw the group walk (slowly!) back into Chamonix and a well-earned beer! It was a really amazing experience and it gave us a chance to truly step away from the noise and busyness of life in the UK. With days of up to 1300m of ascent the trip was physically demanding and it was great to share in the palpable sense of achievement at each summit.’

We were honoured to be joined by three representatives from Child Bereavement UK in an Assembly a few weeks after the trip. Mr Davison addressed the boys and gave a presentation on how he and parents from the SHS community raised the phenomenal amount of £35,000. Mr Doble said, ‘Huge congratulations on raising this money; it certainly is a sum that will have a real impact on supporting families.’