As part of our Primary school’s Mission together for the Year of Prayer, Clifton Deputy Director for schools and colleges, along with her husband, is walking fifty kilometres to raise money for Missio.

They are taking part in the Costwold Way Challenge and are aiming to walk fifty KM in under 14 hours which is no mean feat, on 29 June 2019. Ann is raising money to go towards the £10,000 target for Missio and Tony, who is a Governor at St Roses school in Stroud, is adding to their £5 million fund raising target.

Ann says of her challenge; The Mission Together arm of Missio focuses on Children helping children. The children in the schools I work with are trying to raise £10,000 to support the work of Mission Together. The charity supports children in need throughout the world and each year highlights one particular story. This year it is the Marka school for Iraqi refugees in Jordan. I wanted to support the pupils in their efforts and decided to try the Cotswold Way challenge.

Tony adds; St Rose’s and St Martin’s  give their students the individual attention they need to help them achieve their potential. They provide education, therapy and day and residential care for children and students aged 2 to 25, with a wide range of disabilities, including Autism.  Many of their students have physical disabilities, as well as sensory, learning and communication difficulties; some also have complex health needs. They are trying to raise 5 million pounds to improve both the residential and educational facilities to meet the needs of their students.  Considering between us we have 124 years this is a little daunting but we are training hard for this event. Please support us if you can. 

Below you can hear them both speak with Phil Gibbons about why they are doing  this and you can sponsor them on the respective links below: