Camulos Academy step out for 5k walk for Save the Children’s Emergency Appeal

Children from Colchester’s Camulos Academy, part of REAch2 Academy Trust, took part in a 5k walk on Sunday to raise emergency funds for families in Ukraine.

The big-hearted youngsters and their families took part in the walk, with over 40 people giving up their Sunday to raise £2,140 for the Save the Children’s Ukraine appeal.

The children, from across the school, were all rewarded with a chocolate medal for their efforts, but the smile on their faces was more because they had smashed their fundraising target of £2,000.

Lisa Gibb, Mum of Harrison in Year 3 who organised the walk said:

“Wow, what an awesome morning we’ve had on our sponsored walk! Around 40 people came and we’ve smashed our fundraising target! The walk was very muddy, but the kids absolutely loved it and everyone was in high spirits. The children all received a chocolate medal at the end of the walk to thank them for their efforts. Thanks so much to everyone for sharing, donating and supporting our cause.”

Harrison Gibb said:

“It was really fun and everyone enjoyed it. I found it moving that we knew we were doing it for children who are in danger in their own country.”

Suryaa Prakash said:

“I feel really bad for the children in Ukraine and how they are suffering and so raising money to help is very important.”

Headteacher of Camulos Academy, Lisa Frith-Sly said:

Mabel (our school dog) and I had a wonderful time on the walk. The Camulos Community is strong. It is powerful for pupils to feel that they can make a positive difference, and this is very much part of our school ethos. Another amazing achievement by our families. We are very proud.

The pupils’ fundraising page for the DEC Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal is open for anyone wanting to donate: Lisa Gibbs is fundraising for Save the Children (