Ashfield School’s Post 16 Uniformed Services students are once again embracing their annual challenge to raise funds for the Help for Heroes charity. Each year, students undertake a physical 5-day challenge of mammoth proportions to raise as much as they can to help the charity that is very dear to their hearts, and this year is no different: a triathlon a day!
Each morning, students are in the pool by 8am to complete their 400m swim, from where they jog to collect their bikes and take to the school’s impressive track to complete 50 x 400m laps, then straight on to the 5k run around the school’s playing fields.
As Wednesday morning dawned, not only was the sun waiting to greet students, but also representatives from Help for Heroes and the Royal Marines. Standing on the sidelines and cheering participants on was never an option for them, though, as you can see from the photos, and their participation and support certainly helped students make it over the halfway mark of their challenge.
If you would like to support the students’ fundraising efforts, please go to:
The sum raised will be announced and presented to the charity in July at the Uniformed Services glittering awards evening.