Coast2Coast 2021 in Robin Hood's Bay

Coast 2 Coast returns to St Bees

A group of 12 Year 10 students completed the famous Wainwright route from St Bees to Robin Hood’s Bay running as a tag team in 25 hours 42 minutes to raise funds for their chosen charity, The Haven Wolverhampton on Saturday 29th March – Sunday 30th March 2021.

The annual challenge made its rightful return to St Bees after restrictions meant that the 2020 challenge had to take place closer to home at Birches Valley, Cannock Chase. Each team member took it in turns to run as far as they could in 30-minute intervals with support and encouragement from staff and families.

This year’s team was made up of the following Year 10 students: Harry, Jaiya, Bella, Jack, Leah, Tom, Freddie, Sahara, Dhiren, Isabelle, Max and Ava. With special thanks to Mr French, Mrs Harris, Mrs Dyer, Miss Bradley, Dr Bradley, Mr Crust, Mr Johnson and Mr Frazer for their guidance and support en route.

The team set an initial fundraising target of £3,000 in aid of The Haven Wolverhampton which provides practical and emotional support services to women and dependent children who are vulnerable to domestic violence, homelessness and abuse. In awe of their determination and achievement, members of the School community, family and friends have since donated a phenomenal £7,600.

Jade Secker, Fundraising Manager at The Haven Wolverhampton said:
“We are so grateful for the incredible support from the team of Year 10 Students at Wolverhampton Grammar School who took on their Coast to Coast challenge in aid of The Haven. The updates on social media throughout the 24 hours showed just how much hard work and effort the team had put into training and how much they were all striving to do their absolute best to complete the challenge with flying colours, and raise as much as possible for the women and children we support. Together, they have raised a staggering £7,600 to support our vital work and we could not be more grateful to every single student who took part. A donation of this kind could cover the cost of 3,650 emergency calls to our helpline. For many women, this is their first brave step away from abuse and is very often lifesaving.

Everyone at The Haven would like to say a huge thank you to the team of Year 10 students for their amazing support – we hope you are all super proud of yourselves for the incredible difference your support will make in the local community.”

We are extremely grateful to our sponsors and supporters who contributed to this year’s challenge, including:

  • Shingler Group who provided our Coast 2 Coast hoodies
  • RMW Electrical who provided all our red training tops
  • Premier Sports for our Coast 2 Coast medals
  • Blakemore Foundation for a voucher towards supplies
  • Holroyd Howe for the supplies of water, food and snacks for the students 

If you would like to support our Coast 2 Coast 2021 challenge you can donate here using our secure JustGiving fundraising page: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/coast-2-coast2021