What’s Been Happening at our Friends DCGS

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As part of our ongoing long term commitment to Dr Challoners Grammar School we have been busy developing a new referral scheme launched to the parents and friends of DCGS to raise well deserved funds for the school for the long term.

As sponsors of the Summer Arts Festival before the summer break we helped serve drinks to over 200 guests who watched 4 short plays with more than 50 students involved.

Also at DCGS over the summer the sports department saw 2 pupils achieve fabulous sporting accolades.

Ben raised money by swimming the channel as part of a team. Read his personal experience below:

“Me and a my team swam across the channel in 11 hours 25 mins and raised  £18,433 for Liberty’s legacy and bone cancer research. It was so much harder than I thought it would be, the sea sickness was definitely a struggle, in my first swim I was sick about 4 times but had to complete the hour without touching the boat or we would get disqualified, and then getting back on the boat didn’t help as it was constantly rocking. The jellyfish were a challenge, I would look down and see loads of them and some of them were so close to my face, I was stung by a few of them as well, one of which was on my shoulder/across my neck, a mixture of that and the salt caused swelling and pain in my throat and chest. I also swam with wild seals and dolphins. Definitely one of the hardest things I have done. It was a really good team effort and the support on the boat was amazing, so happy to have completed it!”

Olivia has been playing golf for England in the home international in which they were triumphant in addition to being the first girl to win the peter McEvoy trophy (previous winners include Lee Westwood and Justin Rose)   Olivia has now been picked to represent England in the Seve Ballesteros trophy which sees a mixed team play against Spain.

Both fabulous achievements that we are happy to support and share as part of our partnership with DCGS.

If you would like to learn more about DCGS please visit https://www.challoners.com/