Almost 1,000 students complete walk

STUDENTS and staff from Worthing High School are hoping to have raised a ‘staggering’ amount of money after completing their biannual charity walk.

On Friday, September 13, more than 950 students and staff completed the 12-mile sponsored walk to raise money for the Chestnut Tree House children’s hospice based near Arundel.

Waved off by the mayor of Worthing, Councillor Bob Smytherman, the walkers completed a route which started from the school and took in both Cissbury and Chanctonbury rings.

After raising £12,000 last year, the walkers are hoping for similar success.

Head teacher Carolyn Dickinson said: “We are always delighted to support this worthwhile local cause.

“I believe that contributing to the local community is an essential part of the learning experiences we offer students at Worthing High.

“Out students have committed to raise a substantial amount of sponsorship this year and I am looking forward to handing over the final total to the hospice later this term.”