Santa Fun Run goes home for charity

Santa Fun Run goes home for charity

The popular Discovery College charity Santa Fun Run, which takes place every December, will be a little different this year.

Due to COVID, it can’t take place as a mass event at school as it usually does. Students in Years 7 and 8 will instead be organising their own events at home this weekend (12th-13th December) by getting dressed up in festive outfits to run, walk, cycle or even dance, to raise money for Porchlight, Kent’s largest charity for homeless and vulnerable people.

Instead of charging an entry fee, everyone is being asked to either make a donation or ask for sponsorship from family and friends. All those students who hand in a donation or sponsorship money will automatically be entered into a prize draw. In addition, anyone who sends in a photo of themselves looking festive for the event could also be in with a chance to win a prize e.g. for the best costume or most inventive fun run idea. Photos will also be featured in the next Discovery College Newsletter to celebrate students’ collective efforts.

All the money raised with be going to Porchlight to help its work with homeless and vulnerable people in Kent. You can read more about Porchlight’s important work on their website https://www.porchlight.org.uk/

Full information about how students can take part in the Discovery Santa Fun Run is available in form classrooms and has also been sent out via Parent Mail. You can also read the classroom flyer here

The students are also taking part in the Tree of Hope event outside the Zion Baptist Church in Tenterden High Street over the weekend, hanging their own prepared messages on the tree, prior to the Service of Hope which will be held in the church on Sunday. The tree will be up from now until Christmas so more messages can be added by all local congregations, students, family and friends.