The walk is over; now to reach our target of raising £50,000
The Sponsored Walk took place on Thursday 29th September 2011, a blisteringly hot day (with a very welcome breeze) that might have been a bit less remarkable if it had been the height of summer.
Over 800 walkers managed to trudge 29 kilometres across the beautiful Shropshire countryside fuelled by a willingness to raise money, a chocolate bar at the five-mile point, a lunch with accompanying brass band at halfway, and their own grit and determination for the remainder.
Old Salopian John Nichols (O 1963-1967) kindly donated 1,000 cartons of Vimto to help the walkers, prompting a few of the boys to dress as Smurfs - although they gave up on their blue hats due to the heat!
Organiser Mr Nick David throught the day was a resounding success - but adds 'we hope that the refreshments and fun provided gave added impetutus to those collecting and donating money to this very worthy cause'.
In case anyone has mislaid their Sponsorship Form, another copy can be downloaded here: Participant Collection Form. All cheques should be made payable to 'Shrewsbury School'.