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Ipswich Prep School's story and why we are fundraising for Suffolk Mind

Ipswich Prep School has chosen Suffolk Mind as it's Charity of the Year 2020/21. 

The staff and children are currently walking/running their way to Ipswich in Australia - 10,000 miles away!  Keep up with their challenge on their fundraising page and please support them by donating to Suffolk Mind.

Thank you.

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Ipswich Prep pupils head for Ipswich, Australia

Pupils at Ipswich Prep School have been challenged to travel to Ipswich in Australia during the current lockdown.

It’s not as crazy as it might sound – the pupils are clocking up the miles during family walks as part of their daily exercise, and it’s part of the school’s fundraising for Suffolk Mind.

The task was adapted by Ipswich Prep’s Director of Sport, Bill Williams, from the ‘100 miles for Suffolk Mind’ challenge. Originally 36 staff members and Lola, the school’s therapy dog were clocking up the miles, but this has been extended to include pupils as well.

Mr Williams said: “It is so important that we are all getting outside into the fresh air and away from screens, and this also means we can support such a fantastic local charity who are doing so much to aid everyone's mental health in Suffolk.”

Currently the Prep community has covered 7,157 miles towards the 10,109 total. Staff have completed 5,877 miles since they started in October, and currently Year 5 are in second place, having covered 366 miles during the Christmas holidays and into the start of the new year.

There is an online donation page where people can give money to support Suffolk Mind:  https://giving.suffolkmind.org.uk/giving-pages/ipswich-prep-school-100-miles-for-suffolk-mind

Over £2,388 has been raised so far. The Prep School also raised £3210 for Suffolk Mind during the last school year. 

ENDS

20/01/2021
Happy New Year! Ipswich Prep Children To Continue Walking During New Lockdown!

Ipswich Prep staff and children have now walked over 6,000 miles.  What an achievement!  Our aim is still to reach Ipswich in Australia, which is just over 10,000 miles.

During the new Lockdown, Prep children and their families have been asked to walk or run a mile or more a day.  We all know the benefits of being outside and how it helps us both mentally and physically, and we really would like to reach our target of 10,487 miles by February half term.

Our Prep children would love to be sponsored for all these miles.  So far we have raised £2,290 on our Just Giving page, and it would be incredible if we can get this total well over the £3,000 mark!   

If you know one of our Prep children and would like to donate to Suffolk Mind, please do so via our Giving Page.

Thank you for your support and to everyone who has donated so far. 

06/01/2021
Prep Children To Join In 100 Miles For Suffolk Mind

Ipswich Prep Staff and Lola, our school dog, have now walked / run / cycled and bounced over 4,280 miles!   Currently we are on the way to Ipswich, Jamaica (4,766 miles)!  However, we would love to see if we can reach Ipswich, Australia.  It is 10,487 miles from the Prep! 

From the 1st December until we return to school on the 5th January 2021 we are asking Prep children to take part in the challenge by going out for walks, swims, runs, cycle rides… and recording their miles in year groups.  It will be great to see which year groups get the furthest!  

Our Prep children would love to be sponsored for all these miles.  So far we have raised £1,670 on our Just Giving page, and it would be incredible if we can get this total over the £3,000 mark! 

Thank you to everyone who has donated so far.  We hope that this will be a challenge that will involve all our families and the wider Ipswich Prep community.  

Please do keep donating via our Giving Page.

Thank you for your support.                                        

26/11/2020
Ipswich Prep Have Made It To Ipswich In Massachusetts, USA!

Ipswich Prep Staff have reached their first target of 3,286 miles (to Ipswich, Massachusetts).  Well done to you all.

Our total today is now 3,303 miles.  However, it does not stop there!  Our next target is to Ipswich in Jamaica which is 4,766 miles from Ipswich in the UK, and we will pass through Ipswich in Wisconsin (4,039 miles) and Ipswich in South Dakota (4,208 miles) on our way!

We are so grateful for all the donations made to Suffolk Mind.  £1,235 from so many generous people.  Thank you.

Please do keep donating as we walk, run, cycle our way to Jamaica!  Donations can still be made via our Giving Page.

Thank you for your support.

12/11/2020
Ipswich Prep Staff Have Nearly Reached Their First Target!

Over half term, Ipswich Prep Staff have walked, run and cycled many, many more miles and, as of today, have reached 2,738 miles in total!   

Only 548 more miles to go, until we reach our target of 3,286 miles (the distance between Ipswich in the UK and Ipswich in Massachusetts in the USA).

We have also received donations of £915, which is an amazing amount of money, and for which we are extremely grateful.

We would love to reach £1,000 by the time we reach our target.  Donations can be made via our Giving Page.  

Thank you for all your support

05/11/2020
Ipswich Prep Staff Reach 1000 Miles!

The Prep Staff have had another busy week and we have now passed the 1000 miles point!  Our aim is to walk the distance between Ipswich in the UK to Ipswich in the USA - 3,286 miles in total.

Thank you to everyone who has donated so far. 

Hopefully, over the half-term break, we can hit 2000 miles! 

Please donate using our Giving Page below.  Thank you!

16/10/2020
Ipswich Prep Staff - First Week's Progress!

The Prep Staff have been busy accumulating their miles - over 450 miles have been run, walked or cycled in the first week!  

Our aim is to walk the distance between Ipswich in the UK to Ipswich in the USA - 3,286 miles in total.

Thank you to everyone who has donated so far.  We are well on to reaching our initial target.  It would be wonderful if we can smash that target and raise so much more.

Please donate using our Giving Page below.  Thank you!

07/10/2020
Ipswich Prep Staff

From 1st October, Ipswich Prep Staff are taking part in the 100 Miles for Suffolk Mind.  Prep Staff will be running or walking as far as they can!  Our aim is to reach 1000 miles before Christmas.  Please sponsor us using our Just Giving page (link below).

30/09/2020

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