King Edward’s School Edgbaston

King Edward's School: Longest Touch Rugby Match supporting Guide Dogs

Fundraising for Guide Dogs
£3,332
raised of £7,500 target
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Participants: The King Edward's Community, involving Parents, Pupils, Teachers and Old Scholars
Guide Dogs

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RCN Eng. & Wales 209617, Scot. SC038979, & IoM 1334
We breed and train guide dogs to give blind people freedom and mobility

Story

I have been in daily contact with the charity Guide Dogs for the Blind since January 2016, when my family and I began to board Guide Dogs during their preliminary stage of training. This really helped me to understand the life-changing work Guide Dogs do, not only by training dogs but also by researching sight loss and also campaigning for equal rights.


To help raise money for the cause, and also to raise awareness of the charity's work, our 14-strong fundraising team of pupils at King Edward’s decided to try and encourage pupils to raise money for Guide Dogs by getting active. A suggestion from the PE department was to ‘break the Guinness World Record for the Longest Game of Continuous Touch Rugby’, and from then it has been great fun. Unfortunately, we have since found out, for it to be an official record, all participants must be 16 or over. Therefore, we are setting out to beat the record, even if it won't officially be ours and giving as many people the chance to participate as possible. 


The event is taking place from 2pm on Friday 14th June to 9pm on Saturday 15th June in the school’s new Andrew Brode Sports Hall. Donations and sponsorship are encouraged, as that will help us to chip away at the staggering £55,000 taken to train and look after a Guide Dog. If you have any questions, please email us on guidedogs@pupils.kes.org.uk.


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The King Edward’s Guide Dogs Fundraising Team

Aran Singh Bansal, Advait Kuravi, Angelo Xydias, Ben Wharton, George Berry, Harry Kite, Joshua Bobin, Luca Mazibrada, Nitin Rai, Pavan Samra, Rahul Ghosh, Rajat Goyal, Samuel Mashil and Varun Mohan

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About the charity

Guide Dogs

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RCN Eng. & Wales 209617, Scot. SC038979, & IoM 1334
The ability to get around is vital in order to live a full life yet thousands of people with sight loss never leave home alone. We empower visually impaired people to do that and rely on the support of the public to fund the guide dog service.

Donation summary

Total raised
£3,331.43
+ £729.50 Gift Aid
Online donations
£3,331.43
Offline donations
£0.00

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