Pedal Power boosts Charity Coffers

Lower Sixth Form student, Ruben Wantling, and his team of four successfully completed the three-day Coast to Coast cycle ride in aid of Great Ormond Street Hospital and raised the significant amount of just over £3000.

The Coast to Coast route is a 140-mile ride from the Irish Sea across England to the North Sea. The route crosses the Pennines, which is the most difficult region with the steepest climbs, including a classified road in England to the summit at Killhope Cross. 

Sixteen-year-old Ruben was supporting The Oscar Campaign which raises vital funds to support lifesaving research into childhood cancers and immune diseases. The results improve and save children's lives not just at Great Ormond Street Hospital but worldwide.

Ruben’s involvement in the gruelling ride was inspired by his Godbrother Oscar whose life was saved by the pioneering hospital when he received life-saving and research-led experimental bone marrow and stem cell transplants nearly 10 years ago.

The Oscar Campaign also supports the hospital’s research partner, the UCL Institute of Child Health. The team ended the marathon cycle ride completely exhausted but in good spirits.

Headmaster Ian Davies congratulated Ruben on his ‘fantastic achievement.'