OB Charitable Endeavours

We are often contacted by members of the Blundell’s community who are undertaking a charity fundraising activity. It would be impossible for us to promote each individual charitable endeavour, so we have created a section to acknowledge and promote our community’s charitable efforts, and we will highlight them when we can within our various publications to bring these endeavours to the attention of other members of our community. If you are embarking on any such activity, please do let us know with a few paragraphs about your venture, including your preparation and undertaking of the event and any details of where fellow members of the community can make donations, should they wish to do so. On occasion, such venturers will be invited to make a presentation/talk to the school. A full list of those we are aware of to date are listed on the Old Blundellian Club website on their Charitable Endeavours page.

Summary of endeavours undertaken since 2009

Date of challenge OB / Staff Attendance Challenge
2018 August Charlie Watson FH 2006-11 Cricket Tournament in aid of The Encephalitis Society
Summer Emily Combe GH 2009-16 Climb Mt Kilimanjaro on behalf of Hope for Children
March Kate Wheatley GH 1987-89 Run the London Landmarks Half Marathon
2017 August Flo Hart GH 2006-13 Climb Mt Kilimanjaro on behalf of Aids Orphan
July Cormac Oliver,
Ollie Hall-Tomkin,
Will Smith and
Ed Barlow
P 2009-16
OH 2002-16
P 2011-16
P 2012-15
Attempt the Mongol Rally
2016 September Michael Shepherd FH 1966-72 Participate in the London to Brighton Cycle
June to August Jim Bray M 1992-98 Walk the South West Coast Path
August Rob Russell P 1981-86 Swim the English Channel
June Sarah Watson Prep School staff Skydive from 15,000ft for Young Minds
March Yasmin Bennellick NC 2007-09 Swim 5k for Sport Relief
2015 November John and
Rob Eustace
SH 1949-54
SH 1976-81
Row West across the Atlantic
October Samual Wyatt-Haines FH 2007-14 Participate in Big Bike Ride
September Austen Yapp NC 1979-84 Walk the South West Coast Path
September Mark Beard SH 1976-81 Participate in charity cycling event
August Alex Rew and family NC 1984-89 Cycle from Land's End to John O'Groats
May Tom Rainey OH 2002-07 Row across the Atlantic
2014 November Sam Mills P 2007-14 Teach for the ‘Project Trust’ in Nepal
November Alice Breitmeyer NC 2002-07 Sleep rough
September Natalie Waddington NC 2003-10 Cycle from Leeds to Devon
August Alex Rew NC 1984-89 Cycle two events totalling 190 miles
June Matthew Oddy P 2007-12 Ascend Mt Kilimanjaro
April Robert Backus OH 1986-91 Run the London Marathon
March Philip Marsh FH 1994-99 Run the 10-Km Rock Solid Run
February George Graham W/OH, 2000-05 Run the 150-Km Rovaniemi Arctic Ultramarathon in Finland
January Simon Hartwright FH 1986-91 Row across the Atlantic with his nephew
2013 July Alex Everett P 2010-12 Run the 55-mile Isle of Arran ultra-marathon
April Hugh Morris W 1976-82 Run the London Marathon
April Helen Kiss NC 1993-98 Run the London Marathon
2011 October Dan Jane   Ascend Kilimanjaro
April Richard Maunder   Walk the South West Coastal Path
2009 June Tom Wigram   Indian Ocean Rowing Race