Durrington High School

Join in our 5km challenge to raise money for Worthing Hospital

Team Durrington want to say a MASSIVE thank you to our local NHS Key workers and in particular the brilliant staff at Worthing Hospital.  Building on, and inspired by, the fantastic @Run5K4NHS campaign started by local football players in Sussex (who have already raised over £19,000 to support hospitals in Brighton) we want to do our bit for Worthing Hospital as they need our support too!

Our challenge to you…

We are asking parents/carers/staff/students/governors (anyone linked to Team Durrington) to complete a 5K.  This could be part of (or all of!) your regular daily exercise (if you can do this safely and in accordance with the latest government guidelines) – you could cycle, run, walk or jog. Or we would encourage you to think more creatively about doing a 5km indoors or in your garden. Maybe on an exercise bike or rowing machine or could you skip, hop, dance or even hoopla hoop for ‘5km’ whatever you can do we want you to join in – it’s all about raising money for our wonderful local hospital.

 Please note students should only take part if:

  • they have permission from a parent/carer
  • are fit and well do to so (i.e. not in self-isolation or have any other medical condition that could be triggered by exercise)
  • if they can fit this in as part of the once-daily allowed exercise away from home.

Once you have done this please then donate:

  • £1 per minute it takes you to complete the 5k or
  • £5 donation for completing the full 5K.  

In addition to your contribution please share with your family and friends and encourage them to donate (or sponsor you) through our Just Giving page. All money will be sent directly to League of Worthing Hospitals & Community Friends.  Our simple goal is to raise as much money as we can as quickly as we can!  PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE get involved if you can! 

We would love to hear, share and celebrate how you’ve done your 5k:

  • Any photos, mini video clips and/or route maps (be careful not to record these starting and finishing at home for safeguarding reasons!!) can be emailed to socialmedia@dmat.education or shared on your social media page using the hashtag #DHS4NHS
  • please share this JustGiving page on your social media tagging in/nominating some family/friends/other students to take part and donate – (they don’t have to go to DHS!) Use the hashtag #DHS4NHS

For added safety we recommend, if you are a student going outside to do this, you complete the challenge with a member of your family; it’ll make it both safer and more fun (perhaps mum/dad could run with you or cycle alongside you?).

Good luck and let’s raise as much as we can. #inthistogether #forWorthingHospital #supportheroes #proudofDHS #DHS4NHS

  • Durrington High School has made me work harder than what I thought was possible, making me proud of the results I have achieved.