Worthing High School walkers raise £12,000 for Chestnut Tree House

Denise Smith from Chestnut Tree House receives a cheque from Jules  Smith. W50096H11.
Denise Smith from Chestnut Tree House receives a cheque from Jules Smith. W50096H11.
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A 12-MILE walk raised £12,000 for charity thanks to the determined efforts of a group of students.

Worthing High School hold a sponsored walk every two years.

This year, the students walked 12 miles from the school in South Farm Road to Chanctonbury Ring and back again.

The school did their first walk back in 2005, raising £5,000. In total, students have raised more than £38,100 for Chestnut Tree House children’s hospice near Angmering.

Denise Thornton, community fund-raiser at Chestnut Tree House, said: “I am thrilled to accept this cheque on behalf of the children and families we support at Chestnut Tree House and would like to say a huge thank you to the students at Worthing High School, and their teachers, for raising such a fantastic amount of money.

“The support we receive from local schools is invaluable, not just in raising the vital funds we need to keep our doors open but for the awareness it creates in the local community about Chestnut Tree House, and I hope to continue working with the school for many years to come.”