Why we support Rainbow Trust year after year

Blathwayt House at Reed’s School in Cobham, Surrey, have completed the London 10,000 for Rainbow Trust an amazing three times and are now signed up to complete their fourth! Here, Gareth, Head of Blathwayt House, shares why they support seriously ill children and their families’ year after year.

Rainbow Trust is a charity that we have supported for a number of years. We’ve done this through a variety of events, including charity revues, cake sales, darts competitions and by running the London 10,000. As a local charity to the school, I think it means more to us. It somehow seems more real than a large faceless charity that you only hear about in the news.

I’m often asked if it was easy to get students to sign up, but we don’t have an issue. They have been great about supporting charity events and consequently they were all really motivated to be part of the Rainbow Trust London 10,000 team. The fact that members of Rainbow Trust come in to visit us every year helps too!

Last year we raised over £3,350 – something we’re all really proud of, so we have set the bar high for this year’s fundraising! Students will be in charge of their own donations for the race; however, as a House, we have also been raising money through charity revues and darts competitions. We’ve also had a very successful cake sale, a mufti day, and we have even made our own wrist bands to sell.

“It will be incredible to have finished another race in aid of Rainbow Trust.”

Passing the finish line is a great feeling. It will be incredible to have finished another race in aid of Rainbow Trust. However, taking part as a big team is what really motivates us and the support from the Rainbow Trust Team has always been amazing both before and after the race.

If you’re thinking about taking on the London 10,000, just enter and run! It is amazing what you can do when you put your mind to it.

Looking for your next challenge and want to follow in their footsteps? Join our London 10,000 team.