We’re delighted to announce that Ammarah and Isabelle (Year 12) have successfully completed their 100-mile running challenge over the Easter break, raising money for Bridge2Aid.
In the girls’ own words:
“Bridge2Aid trains local healthcare workers in the provision of emergency dental treatment, allowing people to function free from pain and avoid preventable infections and diseases. Since 2004, the charity has provided training which has helped almost 6 million people in Tanzania! Over 70% of the world’s population has no access to dental pain relief, leaving billions to fight a daily battle with chronic pain in the toughest of living conditions. This need to tackle oral disease, infection and chronic pain throughout the developing world desperately needs addressing, in order to allow people to live their lives.
It was for these reasons that we set up a fundraising event to raise money for Bridge2Aid. Despite the temperamental weather, we persevered and each managed to complete 100 miles within two weeks. Whilst walking around Oxford and the Cotswolds, we had a chance to reflect on the importance of having compassion in a rapidly changing world and helping those less privileged than ourselves. We also quite literally ‘went the extra mile’ as we exceeded our running target!”
Congratulations Ammarah and Isabelle – we’re so proud of you!