Charterhouse hosts the annual Flight Centre Schools Triathlon for the first time.
On Sunday 12 May almost 800 children took part in the triathlon event at Charterhouse School in Godalming, raising £85,000 for Restless Development and other charities. Dr Alex Peterken, Headmaster of Charterhouse, said: “We are delighted to welcome the Flight Centre Schools Triathlon to our school for the first time and for the Charterhouse campus to be used for such a good cause. It’s wonderful to see all the children taking part and so many of our pupils giving up their Sunday to volunteer.” The Flight Centre Schools Triathlon series has already raised an amazing £1m since it started four years ago.
The Flight Centre Schools Triathlon supports Restless Development, an international development charity that puts young people at the very heart of dealing with the issues that affect them, their communities, and their countries. The events will raise funds for Restless Development and the chosen charities of the host and participating schools. Jim Sewell, founder of the Flight Centre Schools Triathlon, said: “It has been great to work with Charterhouse for the first time this year. They have been incredibly generous with their time, support and campus which makes it possible for us to make sure all the money raised by the children taking part can go to the charities which benefit. There is something wonderful about children really understanding what a difference their actions can make. The Flight Centre Schools Triathlon is getting bigger every year – more than 9,000 participants have taken part since we started. We are well on our way to making this one of the biggest sporting fundraisers for the children in the UK, thanks in no small part to the generous hospitality of our host schools and the ongoing support from Flight Centre Travel Group.” Chris Galanty, Managing Director of Flight Centre Europe and South Africa, said: “We love that children are front and centre at these triathlons and we are proud to play our part in making them happen. This is the fourth year we’ve been involved in the triathlons and our people really enjoy getting out of the store for the day and interacting with their local communities in a different way. And nothing makes us happier than seeing families having a fun time together – either here at home or away!”
Any school interested in taking part in or hosting a 2020 Triathlon event should contact Jim Sewell at: firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow #triflightcentre on https://www.instagram.com/schoolstriathlon/ and https://twitter.com/SchoolTriathlon