A team of nearly 60 Chigwell School parents, staff, and Old Chigwellians ran in the Royal Parks Half Marathon on Sunday 11th April for charity again. Due to current government restrictions, the event became a ‘virtual’ one for the first time in its history.

The team could run their own route and log their performance with the special event app. All the hard work and fun saw them raise just over £50,000 for Cancer Research UK to date.

Organiser, Mrs Gill Punt, commented that this is a wonderful example of our Chigwell community rallying once more for an important cause during these difficult times.

"I would like to thank all those who laced up their trainers and ran or who donated to raise such a superb total."

Chelsie May, the Supporter Engagement Executive from Cancer Research UK, said, “Chigwell School truly are a force to be reckoned with and you really are a brilliant group of true fundraising heroes. The support that you provide to CRUK year in and year out is phenomenal, and it is so greatly appreciated by everyone here at Cancer Research UK. Congratulations to everyone who took part in the Virtual Royal Parks Half Marathon this year, thank you for pulling together even during such strange and uncertain times to complete the challenge and raise vital funds, which will help us to make faster progress towards our goal of 3 in 4 people surviving cancer by 2034. I have loved seeing all of your race day photos so thank you to everyone who sent some through. Chigwell School, you are a constant reminder of why I love doing this job so thank you for everything you do.”

If you would be interested in participating in this event when it takes to the streets and parks of Central London in October, please contact development@chigwell-school.org