This month the Trust was given a huge cheque for £8,500 presented to them by the Alton Victorian Cricket Committee. The committee chose Treloar’s as their charity of the year and went on to raise the largest sum of money that the cricket committee has managed to raise so far and was done during their tournament in June.
The cheque was presented to the head boy and girl of the school by Chris Webborn, Derek Gardner and Graham Lowe who then went on a tour of the school to find out all about just how much of a difference their donation would make to the school.
Mr Webborn, who is head of marketing for the committee said: “It was a pleasure to see where the funds raised by the tournament are going to be used. Treloar’s is such an important part of Alton and its heritage, and everyone was delighted when the charity was picked.”
In addition to the generous donation from the Alton Victorian Cricket Committee, Treloar’s also saw fundraising on their behalf in the Basingstoke half marathon. Two runners, Christiane Hofmann and Treloar’s RLSW Emily High took on the challenge and managed to raise more than £350 for the Treloar’s trust.
The route that the run took was far from easy and took the runners over some daunting terrain including hills, but the views in the pretty little villages no doubt helped along the way.
There was also much praise given to the people who supported them along the way. Christiane said: “The whole experience was so brilliant – the atmosphere along the roads was amazing, not just with everyone cheering us on, but between the runners themselves, too. It was really good fun.
“Crossing the finish line felt like such an achievement – but I had sore legs for about three days afterwards.”
Emily also said that she felt that it was a great achievement and that knowing that the money was for Treloar’s made it all the more worthwhile.