Grantham teacher cycles 26 miles to school for charity
A Grantham primary school teacher cycled 26 miles to school last week to raise money for charity.
Blaine Togher set off from Lincoln Cathedral at 7.30am last Thursday and arrived at Belmont Primary School shortly before 9.30am to raise funds for Cancer Research and for the school.
Each year the school’s council helps to organise a fund-raising event called ‘The Togher Trials’ where the children are sponsored to take part in sporting events throughout a week concluding with a competition on the Friday.
This year’s event, which kicked off earlier this week, had a little twist as Mr Togher, who has been the PE lead since 2016, decided to take on the gruelling 26-mile challenge.
Throughout his journey, he posted photos on Twitter of the villages that he was cycling through before he was escorted down the final few hundred yards by some of his class who were undertaking their Bikeability training.
He arrived back at the school to rapturous applause and cheers from fellow staff members and pupils before he had to knuckle down for the school day ahead.
Headteacher Mr Davidson called the teacher ‘an inspiration,’ adding: “We are all very proud of Mr Togher’s achievements and extremely lucky to have such an inspirational teacher working in our school.”
Mr Togher tweeted: “26 miles? Completed it! Very proud moment.”
He later added: “I wanted a way to kick-start the Togher Trials fund-raising week and to raise money for Cancer Research and school funds.”
Mr Togher has raised more than £1,300 so far with donations still coming in.
If you would like to show your support and make a donation, visit www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/blaine-togher-475?