Chernobyl Continuity




On Sunday 16th June, a group of runners will be setting off from Ellesmere College with the objective of reaching the summit of Mt. Snowdon in under 12 hours, and raising as much money as possible in aid of The Chernobyl Continuity Charity. This charity is designed to help children over the age of 16 affected by the 1986 disaster, who do not benefit from any other official aid as most charities only bring over to Britain the younger children.

The group will be leaving the school at 4am and intend to reach the summit by 4pm. They will run in pairs and complete three legs of about 4 miles at time.

This will be the third charity run in aid of this charity, which was the idea of former pupil Rory McCarthy and teacher Nick Blake. The first took place in 1999 and the team then, reached the summit in just under 13 hours. In 2000, they reached the base of Snowdon, but the attempt had to be stopped due to heat exhaustion of the runners. Last year, due to Foot and Mouth the event was cancelled.

This year's team will be:

Nick Blake, Darren Richmond and Claire Butler of the Ellesmere College teaching staff, and pupils James Bubb, Nicola Jones, Fiona Levitt, Rhiannon Atkin, Martin Hartwill, Oliver Chillcott and Kit Wapshott.

If anyone wants more information on The Chernobyl Continuity Charity please contact Ellesmere College on 01691 622321.

12th June 2002  Back to News