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Conor Collins and Harvey Blackhurst

We are year 8 students at Solihull School and we will be running 9km in the 'Race the Train' event to raise money for 3 charities

Raising money for multiple charities

Total raised



Donations accepted until 18-11-2018

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Conor will be raising money for the Stroke Association after his much loved grandad and uncle both suffered strokes. The Stroke Association funds research to provide effective treatment for the 150,000 people in the UK who have a stroke each year.

Harvey is supporting Assist RR
"I recently visited Sri Lanka where my great-grandmother grew up and where my great-great-grandfather worked in education. It is an amazing country and yet there is so much still to do to repair the damage left by the war 28 years ago.  Assist RR was introduced to us by the Junior School Headmaster and his wife, and it seems fitting that given my heritage and the great work carried out by them and the school that I choose to support this charity"

We would like to support mountain rescue in memory of a very special teacher who taught at Solihull School for many years. He played a key role in outdoor education, organising trips to the school cottage in Snowdonia and the Terriers programme. He also led expeditions around the world and in recognition of all he gave to the school we would like to support a charity that meant a lot to him and reflects his love of outdoor life.

Event details

Race the Train Dolgoch Challenge

We will be taking part in the 'Race the Train' event in Tywyn, Mid Wales. A popular event attracting runners from around the world, we will literally be racing a train (the clue is in the title!) on the Talyllyn Railway route to Abergynolwyn and back. The Dolgoch challenge is a 9km course that encompasses public roads, narrow lanes and rough grazing pasture , ascending and descending quite steep terrain.
All money raised will be split equally between the charities that are close not just to our hearts, but to those of the school community. Every little helps, so thank you for your support.

Event date

18-August-2018 09:45

Event type

Running / Walking

Event already started


Well done boys! Donations from George, Isabelle, Sheila, Carol & Alan, Conor's Grandma & Grandad and Harvey's Gaga & Poppa
Donation by Anonymous
on 14-09-2018
£0.00 gift aid
Well done boys - great causes. Good luck, enjoy and have fun xxx
Donation by The Featherstones
on 14-09-2018
£7.50 gift aid
Well done boys! With best wishes, Rob, Suzie, Harry and Grace x
Donation by Rob and Suzie Muir
on 13-09-2018
£7.50 gift aid
Good luck!
Donation by Francois and Sarah
on 26-08-2018
£4.99 gift aid
Really well done boys - you were brilliant! X
Donation by Sal, Phil & Tilly
on 22-08-2018
£0.00 gift aid
Congratulations boys - great cause and a great out Mo Farah
Donation by Anonymous
on 21-08-2018
£7.50 gift aid
Sorry it’s late but we’ll done
Donation by Anna parkes
on 20-08-2018
£4.99 gift aid
Well done boys!xx
Donation by Mairead Ritchie
on 20-08-2018
£2.50 gift aid
Well done Conor & Harvey. We very much appreciate your kind support to our charity and your painful run to assist the less fortunate.
Donation by Dr Velautham Sarveswaran
on 18-08-2018
£25.00 gift aid
Good luck, Conor, and to your friend too! All three worthy causes!
Donation by Marina
on 17-08-2018
£4.99 gift aid

Donation summary

Online Donations: £1,510.00
Offline Donations: £0.00
Total Raised: £1,510.00
Total Raised
with gift aid:    £1,819.92

Donations closed

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