In decidedly iffy weather conditions, large numbers of parents, pupils and staff from Cubitt, East and South turned out in force for their respective House charity events on Sunday April 22nd.

Cubitt opted for a swimathon, running from 6am-6pm, with Cranleigh’s indoor pool proving a sensible location for hosting in hindsight. Collectively, the house swam a vast distance: over 3,500 kilometres. Particularly impressive was Jonny Pullar’s 900 lengths, the product of nearly twelve hours in the pool with no stopping for lunch, each one dutifully recorded by Oli Pike.

East, in this special Olympic year, aimed for the House to do all of the Olympic track events, albeit on the Lowers rather than London’s new Olympic Park. Members of East opted for either the “Hercules” package (10K, 5K, 1500, 800, 400, 200 100) or the “Pocket Hercules” (5k, 1500, 800, 400, 200, 100). Special praise to the few who did all events without stopping (18k in total).

South hosted a variety of events based around a large tennis tournament. The day started excellently with 30 pairs playing in the round-robin parent and daughter tournament but, unfortunately, this had to be cut short due to rain. The result was that South were able to hold a successful cake sale at break on Monday in Gatley’s. Figures from entries to the Tournament, t-shirt sales and cake sale are still being tallied but we predict a total of around £900 in aid of Beyond Ourselves and Tildy’s Trust.

If you committed to sponsorship for the Sunday, please do try to honour these agreements sooner rather than later. The final total for the Sunday, once all the funds are collected, should be an impressive one.