Our community is keeping active in lockdown with plenty of challenges and activities to keep us going.

April 26th was supposed to be the day the London Marathon took place with a record entry of 25 Old Cranleighans among the 40,000 competitors. 

With the event postponed until early October one of those who should have been taking part, Caileigh Faure (South 2015), has launched a Virgin Money page to raise funds for the NHS with the idea that groups run the Marathon distance wherever they can. 

Maia C. has set up a similar support for Beyond Ourselves. Our Zambian Community also has schools and churches closed and is struggling with social distancing and the stopping of food and nutrition programmes.

Please support these challenges here.

Remember the 2.6 challenge doesn’t have to be running. You could: Draw 26 rainbows; do 26 football keepie-uppies in a row; run 26 laps of your garden dressed in fancy dress; or build the biggest Lego tower in 2.6 minutes. Whatever you do we’d love to have your photos.

North House plans a weekend of family activities for the bank holiday, with individual or group entries for isolation running, rowing and cycling locally. Families will send in photos so watch his space for some updates. Proceeds will be split between House and NHS charities.

Pupil Siena K. has been raising money for the NHS with other athletes from the England U16 girls hockey team, running a total of 3331km together. As a group they decided to run the distance to all of the away matches we would’ve had this year (including Germany, Belgium, the Netherlands and Scotland).

And Isabella S. has been busy putting together a fundraising cookbook to raise money for NHS staff and volunteers. It’s called Food For Thought and she’s asking for members of the community to send in their favourite recipes with photos on a neutral background. Find out more here.

The Covid-19 pandemic has had a devastating effect on charities, with the cancellation of thousands of events and the loss of billions in fundraising income so we’re delighted that our community is coming together in the spirit of Cranleigh Giving. 

And don’t worry, we’re social distancing, the photo is from our last whole school sponsored walk in 2015.