Withburga House decided to walk their way around Europe – virtually – to help maintain their fitness levels during lockdown, and raise awareness and vital funds for Beat. Charities like Beat have been exceptionally important to those suffering the perils of eating disorders, especially in the past year.
The girls, their Housemistress, Sue-Ellen Godde, House tutors and many furry friends conquered the challenge – travelling over 4,000 kilometres between them – and they raised £1,130 for the charity in sponsorship and donations.
Miss Godde said: “We easily reached our goal in three weeks, ahead of schedule, with great contributions from all students. A special mention must go to Jess Harding in Year 11, who raised £340 towards this very worthwhile cause. Our total so far for Beat is £1,130 and we would like to thank everyone who contributed to this challenge. The services of Beat are very much needed. Well done to all the Withburga girls for their efforts, I am very proud of them!”
Emily Battersby-Case, Community Fundraising Manager at Beat, said: “We are so grateful for the support of the students from King’s Ely, and send our congratulations for their amazing achievement of walking over 4,000 kilometres! Since the beginning of the pandemic, demand for our support services has never been higher. Withburga House’s fantastic efforts will help us to support as many people affected by eating disorders as possible.”