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SAM’S SPARTANS: Chorleywood pupils raise thousands for student who lost his battle with leukaemia

 Published on: 13th November 2019   |   By: News Desk   |   Category: Uncategorized

A group of Year 7 students from St Clement Danes School raised thousands of pounds for charity in memory of Sam Hanson, a student who sadly passed away after a battle with leukaemia.

Jude Powell decided to enter a team for the challenge instead of holding a birthday party to celebrate his 12th birthday.

Sam’s brother Rhys Hanson, and friends Amos Beloe, Joshua Kay, Teddy Noonan and Lois Evans got on board and travelled to Windsor on October 5 for the annual Spartan Challenge, a muddy obstacle course.

The team named Sam’s Spartans raised over £2,000 in sponsorship for Spread a Smile, a charity that provides entertainment for seriously ill children during hospital treatment.

Spread a Smile supported Sam and Rhys in Sam’s brave battle with leukaemia, a battle which Sam sadly lost on April 4 this year.

It was the six-month anniversary of the loss of Sam the day before the challenge, and it was a very emotional day for all involved.

Mrs Evans, who was a supporter at the event, said it was particularly touching to see Jude, in his role as team captain, circle back around some of the most challenging obstacles to ensure all his team mates successfully completed the course.

She said: “The team should be very proud of themselves for taking part in the challenge and raising such a fantastic amount for Spread A Smile. Well done to the team.”


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