To mark the 150th anniversary of Selsey RNLI lifeboat station Manhood Community college held a sponsored walk around the playing field with all the college involved divided into their respective ‘houses’ - appropriately named after 5 of the all weather lifeboats.
It was a glorious day and the whole college contributed to the success of the event – some just walking, others running, even a group passing a football between themselves as they completed the circuits with lots of encouragement from members of staff! After all the outcome of the event would be the award of the Kavanagh’s Budgens Cup to the ‘house’ raising the largest amount of sponsorship money.
As of now (and it is anticipated that there is still more to come in) the total amount raised comes to £1,587.16(!!) of which the winning ‘house’ City of London (much to the delight of ‘Head’ Emma Watts) has contributed £504.50(!) - absolutely fantastic!!!
Whilst the response from everyone has been fantastic some special mentions must be made to Mason Clark who completed 18 laps and Toby Cawley 16 laps; also to Peekay Stevens for raising £146 and Matt Knight £109. All the notable individual achievements were rewarded with special 150 anniversary medals.
Selsey RNLI Branch Chairman John Light received the cheque from College Head Ms Vicky Wright and thanked and congratulated everyone on such an incredible result. He also commented “I hope that some of the students who took part in this local community project may go on to become members of future Selsey lifeboat crews”.
Manhood Community College’s five houses are named after the following Selsey all weather lifeboats: Lucy Newbon (1894-1919), Jane Holland (1922-1929), Canadian Pacific (1938-1969), Charles Henry (1969-1983) and the City of London (1983-2006).
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