Shefford schoolgirls' non-stop cartwheel challenge raises over £1k for Comic Relief

Two pupils at Shefford's Robert Bloomfield Academy have raised more than £1,000 for Comic Relief, by cartwheeling continuously for one hour.

Wednesday, 24th March 2021, 5:01 pm
Updated Wednesday, 24th March 2021, 5:47 pm

Year 5 girls, Faith and Emily completed their non-stop sponsored cartwheel challenge on Saturday, March 13, in the grounds of the middle school, which is part of the Bedfordshire Schools Trust.

Their fundraising endeavours even drew the attention of Comic Relief itself on social media, with the charity responding to a school tweet by saying “Amazing! We love this. Made our Saturday”.

Emily said: “We decided to do our fundraising to raise money for people who are less fortunate. We only set our target at £200 so we are excited that we have raised over £1,000.”

Robert Bloomfield Academy Year 5 pupils Faith, left, and Emily pictured at their sponsored cartwheel challenge, which took place at the school’s multi use games area.

Faith said: “It was a tiring afternoon and we both felt a bit dizzy afterwards, but it was all worth it.”

Principal Sam Farmer said: “This is a fantastic effort and highlights the community spirit and how our school community has come together over the last year. Even in these unprecedented times we have students willing to go the extra mile to help others.

“We are extremely proud of the girls and all of the students at Robert Bloomfield Academy who have embarked on fundraising activities over the past 12 months.”

Faith and Emily’s JustGiving fundraising page is still open. You can sponsor them at their JustGiving site.

Robert Bloomfield Academy Year 5 pupils Faith, left, and Emily pictured at their sponsored cartwheel challenge, which took place at the school’s multi use games area.