Early on the morning of 18 June, as part of Wykeham Day, a group of pupils will set off on static bikes, aiming to cover the distance between London and Lviv (a city in western Ukraine) to raise the £8000 needed to buy a large ambulance to send to Ukraine.
The boys will cycle in 20-minute shifts over the course of the day, with the each house being assigned a static bike to be kept occupied at all times. The bikes will be set up outside the sports centre and a screen in Musa will provide information about the distance covered towards the overall goal. Books sold on the day will raise funds for the same cause.
We are raising money in support of the EmbraceMe foundation. £8000 would allow the foundation to buy a front-line equipped ambulance, which would provide aid to the civilians affected by the attacks upon cities, such as Severodonetsk. A new ambulance would help prevent more fatalities by provide critical and urgent treatment.
Pupils and staff raised over £13,000 for the EmbraceMe Foundation, which was enough to fund two ambulances to send to Ukraine. The team cycled all day, reaching Mariupol and travelling a total of 2840km. Thank you for all those who donated so generously.
The ambulances were delivered to Winchester College before being sent off to Ukraine the following day to begin their deployment. An Ukrainian news agency, Inter News, picked up on the story and interviewed the Charities team, including Rufus Bowder, Maks Fedorovskyy, Taanvir Sood, Salar Moghadam and myself. The story was broadcast in Ukraine at the end of June.
16th January 2023
As part of our Outreach programme, Sixth Form pupils worked closely with the cast and crew of the Blue Apple theatre company to bring their latest production to the stage.
9th January 2023
Pupils in the Media Section look back on a busy autumn and report on the range of activities undertaken by the CCF.
10th November 2022
Ross Brawn OBE inspired his audience with insights into all aspects of motor racing and his hugely successful career in Formula One.
8th November 2022
In line of COP27 and concerns about the need for more concerted action, pupils have organised a whole-school Climate Week with a range of talks, events and activities.
6th November 2022
Dev Sharma, Youth MP for Hampshire, and Winchester College Sixth Form pupil appeared at the Despatch Box on Friday 4 November to make the case for action to tackle climate change.
18th October 2022
On Monday 17 October, Winchester hosted an Eco Conference for 250 state school pupils and staff from across Hampshire, focused on topics related to climate change and sustainability.