As a few members of The Country House Company team run to keep fit we were particularly excited to agree to be a sponsor of the Bedales Great South Run Team.
The Country House Company and Pledgit are the only two sponsors helping the team to raise money for two Bedales Charities, John Badley Foundation and Cecily’s Fund.
The John Badley Foundation provides life changing opportunities by funding 100% bursaries to Bedales Senior and Prep Schools for talented new students whose family circumstances mean that a Bedales education would otherwise be completely out of reach. Cecily’s Fund is an international development charity, enabling orphans and vulnerable children in Zambia to gain an education so that they are able to reach their true potential and have better futures.
The Bedales Great South Run Team already has 38 runners including pupils, old Bedalians, teachers, support staff, parents, former parents, other supporters of Bedales and Marishelle from The Country House Company! They are hoping to exceed 40 members so anyone with a connection to Bedales can come forward and join the team.
The first official team gathering was on Saturday where photos were taken and the members were presented with their personalised running shirt.
Fundraising in earnest will start in September and training has already begun! The Great South Run takes place on 22nd October in Portsmouth. Watch the blogs, Bedales website and The Country House Company website for the latest updates.