Windle Memorial Trust Events

Posted: 13th April 2022


The RGS was delighted to host the inaugural Max Windle Memorial events.  The Memorial Trust was established to support mental health in children and young adults including depression, anxiety and suicide prevention.  The events which focused on just some of Max’s sporting passions were united by a spirit of camaraderie and friendship, sportsmanship and competition, and participation by boys of all age groups and abilities.  The eagerly-anticipated staff versus Upper Sixth Form football match literally kicked-off proceedings; a passionate and vociferous crowd ensured the atmosphere was buzzing. 1 – 1 after full-time, much to the delight of the crowd, the match went straight to penalties.  A composed final penalty by Senior Master Jimmy Pressley ensured victory for the staff.  The Memorial Swim then saw almost 80 boys swimming 3,276 lengths of the pool in just one hour, travelling 81.9km, the equivalent of 2.4 times the distance of the Channel.  Alessandro Harker completed an astonishing 122 lengths in the allotted time.  Swimmers and non-swimmers competed alike as pleasure and pain were equally on show!  Finally, boys of all age groups took to the Surrey Hills, bathed in spring sunshine, as they ran, jogged or almost-jogged on one of the stunning cross-country courses.  As well as raising significant funds for the charity, the events served as a powerful reminder of the importance of sport for the wellbeing of us all.

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