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Edenhurst Presents £1900 to Our Space Charity

Posted on 25th Nov 2019

Staff from Edenhurst Prep School visited Newcastle charity Our Space last week to present them with a cheque for £1,900. 

Two of the Edenhurst staff, Mr Hibbert and Mr Barber, completed a charity cycle ride from Lands End to John’O Groats during July, raising more than £3,000. The team cycled 912.9 miles and 46,929 vertical feet over 10 days.

The School have donated half the funds raised to Our Space and the other half is being donated to the Edenhurst Parent and Teacher Association (EPTA), who are raising money towards resurfacing the School’s playground.

Our Space is a local charity that provides unique social and recreational opportunities for children and adults with disabilities from its specialist facility, The Brook Centre, in Newcastle-under-Lyme.

Mr Hibbert, Headteacher at Edenhurst Preparatory School, said: “I have never cycled 100 miles in one day – let alone 100 miles for 10 days consecutively! The ride was a huge challenge, but I truly believe that we have a responsibility to act as role models for our children. We want our children to be adventurous and healthy, as adults, and we should lead by example. The ride certainly wasn’t easy but I am delighted to have completed it and to have raised so much money for a very worthwhile charity and to support the great work done by our EPTA. I am eternally grateful to the entire Edenhurst family for their support.”

Mr Barber, Director of Studies at Edenhurst, said: “We would like to thank all our many sponsors for their fantastic support and generosity. We are so pleased to be able to help Our Space continue their great work, as well as support our own school fundraising efforts to further improve the pupil experience.”