Headington Team on the Pink Ribbon Walk for Breast Cancer Care
On Saturday 18th May, 16 members of Headington staff donned their walking shoes to take part in the Breast Cancer Care Pink Ribbon Walk.
The group walked 10 miles around the stunning Blenheim Palace, to raise funds for a cause close to the hearts of the walkers.
Everyone was inspired by the story of Petri, who spoke to the walkers before they set off about her own personal journey and how the charity had supported her throughout. Headington formed a team to support Director of Sport, Mrs Naida Burton and the Prep School’s Mrs Rebecca Klico, both of whom are undergoing treatment for breast cancer. The Headington team were delighted to be seen off on their trek by Mrs Burton who came with her son to cheer us on.
Most of the 600 walkers on the day had very personal reasons for taking part, some of whom were accompanied by four legged walkers also dressed in pink T-shirts!
The walkers made their way through Combe before returning to the Blenheim estate, visiting the Victory Column and the lakes in front of the palace before returning to pass the Pleasure Gardens and finally the finish line! Some walkers were fast and some slow, however after nearly four hours, the Headington team crossed the line together, having tied their pink ribbons to the wall in honour of those who they were walking for.
The fundraising efforts have already passed the £3,000 mark but you can still donate here or in cash via the Headington School reception.