Mossbourne Academy Hackney Downs charity Walk

Big charity walk to help St Joesph’s Hospice.

PUPILS from Mossbourne Academy are leading the way in raising cash for charity after the whole school came together for a sponsored walk.

Around 1,000 pupils put their best foot forward as they took on a 7 mile walk around Hackney Downs on Thursday October 7.

The school, in Downs park Road, is raising money for St Joseph’s Hospice in Mare Street and is hoping their efforts could see around �10,000 go to the charity.

Sheanel Gordon, 12, said: “The walk is important because many people are in St Josephs but they don’t have things like games and we need to raise money for them.

“People go there because it is their last time of living and we want to help make it a nice resting place for them.

“The walk took me about two hours and my feet were hurting a little bit afterwards but it is something we are proud to do.

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“We did it last year and we are all looking forwartd to doing it next year again too.”

Alison Davis, teacher at Mossbourne, said: “It just went really well. The children enjoyed it and we had the whole school out walking.

“The year tens and 11s were really impressive. I was on my bike and I probably about did 15 miles but all the staff enjoyed it.”