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SKDC staff are supporting GANF with a charity walk from Lincoln to Grantham

SKDC staff are supporting GANF with a charity walk from Lincoln to Grantham

Four local heroes are teaming up to walk nearly 30 miles for a good cause.

Staff at South Kesteven District Council (SKDC) are gearing up for a monumental effort as they prepare to walk almost 30 miles from Lincoln Cathedral to Grantham St Wulfram Church.

The event, scheduled for Saturday 29 June, aims to raise funds for Friends of Sandon and Ambergate (FOSA), the fundraising arm of Grantham Additional Needs Fellowship (GANF), which supports over 200 pupils with special needs, from three at 19 years old. old.

From left, Dave Leivers, Amber Reeves and David Bennington.From left, Dave Leivers, Amber Reeves and David Bennington.
From left, Dave Leivers, Amber Reeves and David Bennington.

This initiative, organized on behalf of FOSA, garnered enthusiastic support from four SKDC staff: Amber Reeves, David Leivers, Blake Hutchinson and David Bennington, who shared their motivations for participating.

An online gofundme was set up for people to donate to.

David, waste operations manager and father of a Sandon School pupil, highlighted the transformative impact of previous fundraising on school facilities.

Blake Hutchinson.Blake Hutchinson.
Blake Hutchinson.

“We are inspired to do it simply because of the great work the staff at Grantham Additional Needs Fellowship do with students.

“It will be our third time doing the walk and we have raised over £2,000 for FOSA.

“My son Joseph goes to Sandon School and the way he has developed and progressed is amazing.”

He cited recent £30,000 upgrades to the food technology and life skills hall at the Ambergate campus and hopes to replicate them at Sandon.

Preparations for the walk saw participants hitting the gym and increasing their outdoor walks to ensure they were ready for the challenge.

The team remains focused on their fundraising goal, aiming to exceed their previous efforts and support GANF’s ongoing initiatives.