The students and staff at Papplewick School have taken part in a sponsored walk in remembrance of a beloved friend and colleague who recently passed away, raising thousands for two charities.
Lesley Jarman, who recently died from a brain tumour, was Head of Learning Support at Papplewick and had a strong connection to the school. Her brother attended Papplewick when she was growing up and she became a ‘Papplewick Mum’ when her son Henry joined the school in 2016 for his final two years.
The entire school community – students, parents, staff, family and friends – completed the walk in the sunshine at Windsor Great Park, where Lesley enjoyed taking her dog Cocoa.
The two charities chosen were Underdog International and another that directly helps 100 Ukrainian orphans who headed to the Polish border and are now living on a Polish farm, to help with their financial needs and to enable them to go to school in September.
Characteristically, the Community showed huge generosity and the total sum raised amounted to £11,500 which was divided equally between the two charities.
Headmaster Tom Bunbury said: “I think I can confidently say that Lesley would have approved of both causes and I am so pleased that the sun shone for her on the day – Lesley brought so much strength and sunshine into the lives of our community.”