OVER 400 former pupils and their guests returned to Christ’s Hospital School for awards and a fundraising march in this year’s annual get together.
The wet weather on Saturday April 28 didn’t spoil a packed programme of events throughout the day planned by the Christ’s Hospital Old Blues Association - the association for former pupils.
One highlight was the launch of the school’s Old Blues Special Recognition Awards which acknowledge alumni who have made an important contribution to the profile of the School through voluntary or charitable work.
A ‘march-a-thon’, involving a group of pupils marching around the campus, raised over £800 for Teenage Cancer Trust.
Charlie Thomson, a pupil aged 17, said: “We organised the march-a-thon to raise money for two worthy causes; Grecians’ Gift, a present from the leaving sixth formers back to Christ’s Hospital as a mark of legacy and thanks, and the Teenage Cancer Trust, a charity that has benefited Miles McCulloch, one of our fellow students.
“Miles was diagnosed with cancer in December 2011 and has been receiving chemotherapy since Christmas Eve at the Royal Marsden.
“This is a way of showing our gratitude for their brilliant work and Miles’s bravery.
“The Old Blues who came to Old Blues Day were very generous and supportive and thought what we were doing was excellent and in typical Christ’s Hospital spirit.”
The sixth form gift is a mural to be painted at Christ’s Hospital railway station exhibiting and showing the history and tradition of the school in colourful, eye-catching designs.
Contributed by Christ’s Hospital