Grantham staff to cycle from John O’Groats to Land’s End to support schools

Staff members from Grantham Additional Needs Fellowship are taking on the Land's End to John O'Groats challenge. They are Ollie Maltby, Ashley Caress, Toby Ellis, and Matthew Page. YmcDUIPIzvaSMNCJmhzm
Staff members from Grantham Additional Needs Fellowship are taking on the Land's End to John O'Groats challenge. They are Ollie Maltby, Ashley Caress, Toby Ellis, and Matthew Page. YmcDUIPIzvaSMNCJmhzm
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Four staff members from Grantham Additional Needs Fellowship will be cycling 1,000 miles from Land’s End to John O’Groats to raise valuable funds for extracurricular activities for the pupils they teach.

They have been training since last autumn and are now only six weeks away from embarking on their journey across the country. The staff taking part are Ollie Maltby, PE teacher, Ashley Caress, teacher in charge of health and safety, and Virsco coaches Toby Ellis and Matthew Page.

Ollie said: “I decided to take on this challenge because the children I teach face challenges every day and they have inspired me to face a challenge of my own. And if I can raise money for them in the process then how fantastic is that!”

Grantham Additional Needs Fellowship comprises of two Grantham-based schools, Ambergate Sports College and Sandon School. They cater for children between the ages of three and 19 with moderate to severe learning difficulties and complex needs.

Their pupils’ needs are wide ranging; many are on the autistic spectrum, with others having ADHD and varying degrees of developmental delay, and some with Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulties.

#TeamGANF will be setting off on Saturday, July 23, from John O’Groats with the goal of arriving in

Land’s End on Sunday, July 30.

To follow their progress visit www.facebook.com

The lads want to reach their target of £2,000, they have already raised £320. To sponsor them visit: mydonate.bt.com/fundraisers/lejog2016