A kingly sum: Dulwich College raises £8k for King’s College Hospital Charity

Katherine Johnston (17 December, 2020)

The funds will go to the charity's Elf Service, giving presents to every in-patient this Christmas

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Dulwich College students and teachers raised more than £8,000 for King’s College Hospital Charity by undergoing a 24-hour physical challenge.

Ninety members of the school community took part in the event on Saturday, November 28, either cycling, rowing, running or walking to help raise funds for patients this Christmas.

“Our intentions for this project were to spread happiness and joy throughout our community this Christmas especially during a pandemic,” said student Louis Ng. “It was our thought to begin a charitable campaign that raises awareness for the hospitalised during these turbulent times.”

Among the impressive feats of endurance were two teams of four students who ran relays over a twelve hour period, amounting to an incredible 287km between them, and two students running a marathon each, battling through the bitter cold.

In total, £8,831 was raised for King’s Elf Service, which delivers Christmas gifts to all 1,500 of the trust’s in-patients.

Kate McGranaghan, head of supporter engagement for the charity said: “ I’d like to say a huge thank you to everyone at Dulwich College who has supported this event.

“Together they’ve raised enough to buy over 1000 gifts for patients staying at our hospitals.

“For many of our patients, this will be the only gift they receive on Christmas Day.”

The fundraising challenge was created by students Louis Ng, Sameer Khalil, Elliot Cox, and Zain Ismail and Leondaro Pereira Dias, who are members of Dulwich College’s Upper School Charity Committee.

To support King’s patients this Christmas visit www.kingselfservice.co.uk

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