Hunstanton school walkers have QEH at heart

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Pupils, staff and parents from Glebe House School in Hunstanton will celebrate Valentine’s Day with a charity coastal walk involving the entire school – to raise money for the QEH ‘Healthy Hearts’ campaign.

The money they raise will help to pay for new diagnostic equipment for patients with potential heart conditions.

The walk comes on the last day before the half-term break and all 75 pupils, aged between four and 13, from the pre-prep, prep and senior schools, accompanied by around 60 adults – school staff and parents – plan to walk to Holme-Next-the-Sea and back, a round trip of six-and-a-half miles.

Emma Saunders, who is an HR Business Partner at the QEH and whose five-year old son William will be taking part said: “It was an idea that just evolved among the Parents’ Committee.

“We wanted to do something to get the children outside and walking and the healthy heart theme and Valentine’s Day just came together nicely.

“We wanted to do something that would benefit the local community and would also enable us to make use of our incredible local environment.

QEH fundraising executive Laurence Morlaas, said: “Money raised by the school will go towards new diagnostic and analysis equipment to help the hospital identify and treat heart conditions as early as possible.”