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Hockey Runners Smash their Goals
19th May 2020

They have smashed their way through every target they set themselves, however, the Gordon’s First XI Hockey Team are continuing in their bid to raise as much money as possible for the Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust.

 

The Team set themselves the challenge of raising £500 for the hospitals by running 77.4 kilometres daily between them. But such is their determination, they are running between 30 and 60 kilometres extra each day and they have raised a staggering £1,246 for the charity.

Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust works with people to improve their mental and physical health and learning difficulties.

Team Member, Abi White said: “As a team, we decided the least we could do is help the community by doing something that will make a difference.

“Firstly we want to say a massive thank you to all the key workers out there keeping us safe. To show our gratitude we decided to run 1,500 miles during the month of May as a team.

“For us, this is a challenge and a way for us to give back”.

The team enjoyed one of their most successful seasons ever, lifting the Lord Wandsworth College Tournament Shield, scoring 42 goals and only conceding three. The girls then went on to beat KCS Wimbledon at their invitational 11-a-side tournament.

“The success of our fundraising challenge tops an incredible season for us and we are thrilled to be competing as a team again while raising funds for such a worthwhile cause”, said Abi.

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