Charterhouse hosts the annual Flight Centre Schools Triathlon for the first time
The Flight Centre Schools Triathlon series has already raised an amazing £1 million since it started four years ago. On Sunday 12 May, almost 800 children took part in the triathlon event at Charterhouse, raising £85,000 for Restless Development and other charities.
Dr Alex Peterken, Headmaster of Charterhouse, said: “We are delighted to welcome the Flight Centre Schools Triathlon to our school for the first time and for the Charterhouse campus to be used for such a good cause. It’s wonderful to see all the children taking part and so many of our pupils giving up their Sunday to volunteer.”
A massive thank you to the 40 First Year Specialist (Year 12) pupils and all of our staff who helped make the day a huge success.
Jim Sewell, founder of the Flight Centre Schools Triathlon, said: “It has been great to work with Charterhouse for the first time this year. They have been incredibly generous with their time, support and campus which makes it possible for us to make sure all the money raised by the children taking part can go to the charities which benefit. There is something wonderful about children really understanding what a difference their actions can make. The Flight Centre Schools Triathlon is getting bigger every year – more than 9,000 participants have taken part since we started. We are well on our way to making this one of the biggest sporting fundraisers for the children in the UK, thanks in no small part to the generous hospitality of our host schools and the ongoing support from Flight Centre Travel Group.”
The final triathlon in the series will be Marlborough College, Wiltshire on 19 May. Almost 3,300 children from over 50 schools signed up to the 2019 series and they estimate they will raise £400,000 this year.
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