The Headmaster Takes on the Paris Marathon

The Headmaster, Peter Roberts (KSC 2011-), will take on the Paris Marathon this weekend. The Headmaster shares this message with the King's Community:

"With a bit of luck I am going to make it round the beautiful and historic course of the Paris Marathon this coming Sunday (17 th October), raising funds for two wonderful charities which King’s has strongly supported in recent years-Porchlight and Alzheimer’s research. Georgia, Fundraising Officer, came into Shirley Hall this morning and did a wonderful presentation about the work of Porchlight, particularly when it comes to projects to help the young homeless. Please follow this link to see how Porchlight has helped Ben:

Porchlight - helping homeless people for 45 years - YouTube

Porchlight’s importance becomes the greater at this time of year, as it gets colder, and the nights draw in.

Alzheimer’s Research as you can see from the link below is at the centre of research and practical help in tackling this condition which affects so many families, but where also a positive and caring approach towards the sufferer brings so much and helps us understand how complex and important the human memories are. Please follow the link here to the important work of this charity:

Alzheimer’s Research UK is the UK’s leading dementia research charity dedicated to making life-changing breakthroughs in diagnosis, prevention, treatment, and cure. Over 24 million people know a family member or friend with dementia. Alzheimer’s Research UK are committed to funding the highest quality research to improve the lives of people with dementia and those who care for them, and ultimately to defeat the condition.

Watch Hat’s Story: Hat’s story: living with Alzheimer’s disease - YouTube

My link to this charity comes from my mother in law, who sadly suffered from Alzheimer’s.

I was overwhelmed by the generosity of King’s families when I first asked for help before the pandemic: as you know, the Marathon has been postponed three times owing to Covid, but I am really confident that it is going to take place now! Thank you for all those who have already given and many thanks in advance for those who will do so this week. Here are the links to the two Just Giving pages:

Porchlight:

Peter Roberts is fundraising for Porchlight (justgiving.com)

Alzheimer’s:

Peter Roberts is fundraising for Alzheimer's Research UK (justgiving.com)

Thank you for your generosity and I will send a picture from the finish line by the Arc de Triomphe!"

 
Supporting two important charities 

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