Yesterday a team from Winchester took on a 16-mile walk to raise funds for the Ukraine Crisis Appeal. With an early start, the team made their way to Old Winchester Hill near the Meon Valley to begin their journey back to Winchester on foot.
Housemaster of Trant's, Steve Rich, who organised the walk, said: "Our peaceful walk will be in stark contrast to the dreadful events currently unfolding in Ukraine, which have left many of us despairing and feeling helpless. In situations such as this, one of the few things we as individuals can do is to reach into our pockets and donate to those charities which have the ability to alleviate suffering in the areas affected, and there seems to be no charity better equipped to do this than the Red Cross.
We hope that parents, relatives, fellow pupils and colleagues from across the Wykehamical community will encourage those walking by making a donation to this very worthwhile cause. Thank you to all those who have walked and donated for your support."
The initial fundraising target of £5,000 has already been exceeded, and it is hoped that a great deal more will be raised.
15th March 2019
On Tuesday 12th March 2019, Winchester College’s Natural History Society welcomed Dr Jane Goodall, Founder of the Jane Goodall Institute and UN Messenger of Peace for the annual Duncan Stewart Lecture where she addressed an audience of more than 450 people.
29th November 2022
470 children from local primary school experienced the wonder of an orchestral performance at our annual Primary Schools Concert.
7th November 2022
Renowned ornithologist Roger Morgan-Grenville gave our annual wildlife lecture, which was attended by 450 primary pupils from across the county. Primary pupils' poetry was recognised at a prizegiving tea after the talk.
30th October 2022
Staff and pupils, working in partnership with Winnall Primary School, celebrated UN World Food Day by exploring sustainability in food production and preparation.
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.
12th October 2022
Training delivered to public-facing staff, as part of National Inclusion Week, 26 September – 2 October 2022.