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Sir William Borlase's boosts spirits during lockdown with 10,000km Marlow to Tokyo challenge

Sir William Borlase’s Grammar School is looking to give its community a boost during lockdown by encouraging them to collectively walk, run, swim, cycle and dance the equivalent distance of Marlow to Tokyo for charity.

The aim of the fundraiser is to lift spirits and improve people’s physical and mental well-being, while raising some money for a new fitness suite in the sports hall, as well as the vital work of NHS key workers across the country.

The school’s community - which includes students, parents, siblings, grand parents, staff and Old Borlasians - has 10 days in which to complete the 10,000km challenge.

The minimum donation to take part in the challenge is £5.

A statement on the school’s fundraising page said: “We want to get Borlase to Tokyo. Our challenge is to cover 10,000km in distance, taking Borlase to the 2020 Olympic Stadium in Sinjuku, Japan.

“Our aim is to give the Borlase community a boost during lockdown by getting active, and to keep us active when the school reopens.

“Donations will raise much needed funds towards our fitness suite in the new Sports Hall, and we will also be donating 20 per cent of all funds raised to support the NHS heroes.

“To enter we are asking for a minimum donation of £5. All you need to do is record the total distance you cover during your preferred activity (running, walking, cycling, swimming, dancing…) over the 10 day challenge period.

“Anyone in our community can take part, students, parents, siblings, grandparents, staff and Old Borlasians. Let’s give ourselves a lockdown boost. Every one of us can play a vital role in ensuring that the Borlase community comes through this difficult time happy and healthy.”

The challenge got underway on Monday (May 18) and will run until May 27.

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