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Clifton pupils raise over £12,000 for veterans charity

Clifton School and Nursery

Clifton pupils raise over £12,000 for veterans charity

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Pupils from Clifton School and Nursery have raised an incredible £12,082.39 for Walking With the Wounded.

Pupils chose to support Walking With the Wounded last year after a visit from Captain Ibrar Ali, in which he spoke not only about the challenges he has faced in his life, having sustained major injuries in a roadside bomb explosion in 2007, but also his amazing achievements of climbing Mount Kilimanjaro, completing seven marathons in the desert and trekking to the South Pole with Prince Harry.

The children, supported by Friends of Clifton, were inspired to organise and run a series of fundraising events throughout the year to reach the impressive final sum.

Captain Ali returned to the school to collect the cheque, and the children leapt at the opportunity to catch up with him on his forthcoming adventures, including seven marathons on seven continents in seven days.

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Antonia Clarke, Deputy Head of Clifton School and Nursery, said “It was a pleasure to welcome Captain Ali back to the school, especially to present him with such a terrific amount for Walking with the Wounded. The children and the wider school community all really got behind the cause after his visit last year, and we’re incredibly grateful to everybody who has helped to raise this much.”

Walking with the Wounded was established in 2010 to raise funds for the re-education and re-training of wounded servicemen and women, with a view to helping them find new careers and pursuits. You can find out more on their website.