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Templar Way Walk Raises £4k for Julian House

Over seventy students and members of staff have raised £4,000 following completion of the Templer Way ‘Big’ and ‘Ultra’ challenges earlier in the academic year. 

The sponsored walk, involving Years 7-13, was organised following the huge success of the same event held in 2018. All proceeds from the event will go to the College’s chosen charity for the academic year, Julian House; a charity set up to offer direct support to the homeless, in the form of food, shelter, training and preparation for employment. 

The Templer Way Team
The Templer Way Team

Year 7 & 8 students walked an impressive twelve miles from Haytor to Newton Abbot Town Quay to finish the ‘Big’ Challenge, with teams comprising all other years having the choice to walk a further six miles to complete the ‘Ultra’ eighteen mile challenge that ended at Shaldon Village Green. 

Teams were set a fundraising target of £100 per person to enter the walk. Standout fundraising teams included ‘Big’ Challenge entrants, ‘Tolkein Tigers’, who raised £579.50 and ‘Ultra’ Challenge fundraising winners, ‘Keeno’s Krew’ who raised £384.50. Notable individual fundraisers included Year 7 students, Nesta Vine and Lily Borrett, who raised an incredible £277.00 and £230.00 respectively. The walk is one of a number of fundraising events organised by the College that take place throughout the academic year, with the hope of reaching the annual target of £10,000. 

L-R Maddie Manning, Ewan Bedford And Tash McGivern of 'Keeno's Krew'
L-R Maddie Manning, Ewan Bedford And Tash McGivern of 'Keeno's Krew'

Event organiser, Katherine West, was, once again, pleased with the event: “The second Templer Way Challenge has seen exactly the same dedication, fundraising drive and enjoyment by both our staff and our students as last year. Fundraising has become so ingrained in our College culture, that it would be easy to take this kind of one-day total for granted. However, I am blown away, time and time again, when I see students thinking about others, raising money for those in need and challenging themselves to something new. I cannot thank them enough. Without them, none of this would be possible.”