Durrington High School ramps up fundraising for Worthing Hospital and asks community to help

Durrington High School has raised £4,000 for Worthing Hospital with its #DHS4NHS fundraising mission and now plans to build on it with the launch of Challenge 500.

The first phase of fundraising saw staff and pupils cover 5km in any way they felt safe, including running, walking, cycling and horse riding.

The aim was to bring the school community together with the purpose of raising £5,000 for The League of Worthing Hospitals & Community Friends.

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Chris Woodcock, head of school, said: “We have had such a fantastic response to the #DHS4NHS campaign. I am incredibly proud of the way in which the school community has come together to support such a worthwhile cause.

“In these times, we are acutely reminded of how important our NHS is and we want to show our support to the local hospital by doing something positive.

“It is a great way to motivate and inspire our students and keep our strong sense of community going, even when we are not physically together.”

With £4,060 raised so far, the second phase has now been launched, asking everyone to cover a 500m distance, or complete 500 things, to help bring the total up to target.

Mr Woodcock said: “To continue growing this campaign and to raise as much money as possible, we would love for the wider community to get involved.

The first phase of fundraising saw staff and pupils cover 5km in any way they felt safe, including running, walking, cycling and horse riding

“As we all face this difficult and uncertain time in which we know many people are suffering and our NHS and other keyworkers are bravely fighting on the frontline, the school wanted to bring the community together and do some good. “

The #DHS4NHS Challenge 500 can be done outdoors or at home and it can be split over five days, or between family members.

Suggestions include 500 sit ups, completing a 500-piece jigsaw, writing a 500-word story and drawing for 500 minutes.

The #DHS4NHS started in the Easter holidays with staff and continued in the summer term with students getting involved.

Durrington High School showing its support for the NHS

Visit www.justgiving.com/fundraising/dhswhcf for more information and to make a donation.

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The first phase of fundraising saw staff and pupils cover 5km in any way they felt safe, including running, walking, cycling and horse riding

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The first phase of fundraising saw staff and pupils cover 5km in any way they felt safe, including running, walking, cycling and horse riding