On Friday 28th May, as the rest of the School was getting ready to start their half term, a hardy group of teachers, parents, students, Old Suttonians and an Italian Spinone were setting off on their night walk. This is an annual event to raise money for Blind Veterans UK – a charity that provides free support and services to vision-impaired ex-Armed Forces and National Service personnel. The walk is usually done in February when darkness falls around 5pm but recent circumstances forced us to postpone until May.
The team took on 24 kilometres of trekking through the Kent countryside, navigating through fields in the darkness, which provides a different experience to completing the same route in the daytime. All who took part did extremely well with only a few navigation errors and the occasional encounters with wildlife, which only made it more interesting.
We would like to thank Mr Millbery for organising the event, Major Prem who acted as a safety marshall (and was a welcome sight on the route in the minibus with hot drinks and refreshments) and to all of those who took part in the event. Over £400 has been raised for Blind Veterans UK.
Next year, all being well, we will return to the walk being held in February and we actively encourage as many people as possible to join in.