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The Mr Duffy Challenge

I am proposing to walk to the majority of schools in the Sevenoaks Partnership (30 ish!) promoting the Walk to School campaign whilst also raising money for our new building.

I know this will be hard to believe because of my youthful disposition and general appearance but I celebrated my 50th birthday earlier in the year. This is also my 15th year at Sevenoaks Primary School and I have decided to mark the occasion of both by doing something a little bit special, which will hopefully give something back to the school but also promote a cause which I think is important.

At the beginning of the year we commenced the Walk to School Campaign (WOW!) to support the local environment/community and to increase the daily exercise undertaken by our children. We are also in the midst of our fundraising campaign for the new build and I thought it would be a good idea to combine the two.

The Challenge

I am proposing to walk to the majority of schools in the Sevenoaks Partnership (30 ish!) promoting the Walk to School campaign whilst also raising money for our new building. The distance I am planning to walk is approximately 50 miles (a mile for every year!) and I am hoping to complete the challenge in 2 days, legs permitting!

This would be a challenge at any stage in my life and I am now 50 and definitely not as fit as I used to be. However, I think it is worth the effort and if it encourages more children to walk then it will be worthwhile.

How can you support?

A number of staff/parents have offered to walk with me for some of the way but the main way that you can show your support is by sponsoring me. This is a once in a lifetime (unless I get to 100!) challenge and it is not something I envisage repeating. We have set up a Just Giving site (see below) to collect donations and I will also be on the prowl during the Christmas Bazaar and other school events seeking out your support.

www.justgiving.com/duffy-challenge

When?

The final date is yet to be pencilled in to the diary but, weather permitting, I am planning to complete the challenge in Term 3 or 4.

I would be genuinely grateful for any contribution you can make to support ‘The Mr Duffy Challenge’.

Many thanks

Alan Duffy