The RGS U15 Hockey team land in Lapland!


They made it! After five weeks of running, walking, cycling and rowing, the RGS U15 girls’ hockey team have ‘landed’ in Lapland. Completing a total of 2,456.7km between them, they raised a magnificent £2665 for their chosen charity, Stripey Stork, smashing their original target of £1000 and clocking up a total of 2,456.7km.

They finished the last few kilometres as a team, completing a lap of their home pitch at RGS Hartswood, with the Headmaster and many of their year group cheering them on.

The whole experience became very real for them when they visited the operations hub for Stripeystork’s SantaStork2020. They met Donna Praiser (Community Ambassador) who explained the whole operation to the girls and showed them what their money would provide for children and families who otherwise would not receive gifts at Christmas. The girls did a quick calculation and worked out that their contribution would provide approximately 150 gifts for local children (an entire van full of presents!).

Congratulations to the the whole team on such a fantastic endeavour.


It’s not too late to donate – visit the girl’s Virgin money giving page if you would like to congratulate the girls on their achievement and contribute to this worthy cause.


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