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St Swithun's Way Challenge

Raising funds for the Bramston Bursary Foundation

Sunday 22 September 2019

Click image to play the St Swithun's Way Challenge Video

St Swithun's was founded in 1884 by Anna Bramston who had a mission to provide girls, irrespective of background, with the same educational opportunities as those available to boys. The Bramston Bursary Foundation strives to continue Anna's legacy. Believing nothing should stop a talented and hardworking girl from reaching her full potential, the foundation provides life-changing full bursaries to study at St Swithun's.

Now for the first time, the foundation's focus is to provide boarding places for children in care, or on the brink of care, or for girls who are living at home but whom our partner charity experts believe would thrive emotionally and academically if given the stability of a St Swithun's boarding education.

Some of our pupils produced a dramatic interpretation of the foundation's objectives. They used real case studies to illustrate the difficulties experienced by children in care, and the transformative effect of a safe and secure haven such as a boarding school. Click the image below to view it.

St Swithun’s Way Challenge

To raise money for the Bramston Bursary Foundation, headmistress Jane Gandee is taking on the epic challenge of a 33 mile run along the St Swithun’s Way from Farnham to Winchester on Sunday 22 September 2019. 

Pupils, siblings, Old Girls, current and former parents, family, friends and local businesses are invited to take part. Adults can join the 33 mile route, but there are also 18, nine and three mile options which can be run or walked.

The fundraising target for the event is £20,000. The school will match-fund donations at the point when a full Bramston Bursary is awarded. So every £1 raised will be doubled and our £20,000 target will translate into £40,000 for life-changing Bramston Bursaries.

How to take part

Follow the steps below

Step 1: Choose your challenge
Step 2: Register
Step 3: Get ready to fundraise
Step 4: Start training