Charlie’s Charity Funds New Community Climbing Wall at St Francis School – September 2017

St Francis School in Pewsey has an exciting new addition to sporting facilities in the shape of a brand new £20,000 climbing wall, funded mainly by Charlie’s Charity, the charity set up in memory of Charlie Lamb who tragically died in 2009 in a car accident.

Charlie was a pupil at St Francis and a very keen sportsman. Charlie’s Charity was set up by his family, with the aim of enabling others to benefit from his sporting legacy.

The new climbing wall is installed in the school’s Hemery Hall, the sports hall named after former Olympic gold medallist and former parent and Chair of Governors at St Francis, David Hemery. Importantly, the new wall is available to be used by local schools and community groups, as well as St Francis School pupils.  Representatives from Pewsey Primary School, Woodborough School and the local Girl Guide and Cubs groups, have already received training to enable their pupils or members to make full use of the climbing wall.

Kevan Brown, Director of Sport at St Francis School said “We are very grateful to Charlie’s Charity and delighted that they wanted to work with us and provide a new sporting facility that will benefit pupils as well as the wider local community.  Both the charity trustees and I felt that the wall was an appropriate choice as climbing is an activity that can be enjoyed by everyone, regardless of their age or sporting ability. Our new climbing club is proving extremely popular amongst St Francis pupils!”

Anyone from local community groups interested in making use of the climbing wall at St Francis should contact Kevan Brown : brownk@st-francis.wilts.sch.uk

For more information contact :Laura Briscall, Marketing Manager

briscalll@st-francis.wilts.sch.uk