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Pupil raises over £4000 after epic Ultra-Triathlon

Following the completion of a grueling ultra-triathlon earlier this summer, former pupil, Tinky Crossley, has raised over £4000 for her chosen charity, ABF The Soldiers’ Charity

As they were coming towards the end of Year 13, Tinky, joined by her twin sister, Miki, and fellow pupil, Faith Barnes, completed the now infamous ‘Boddy Challenge’ on 20th June 2019. The event originated back in 2017 and is named after the first pupil to complete the challenge – Imogen Boddy. It has since become a Sedbergh tradition, where girls are chosen by the school to take it on.  

The three pupils to complete the Boddy Challenge were each raising money for charities close to their heart. Tinky’s charity is ABF The Soldiers Charity, which she chose in memory of their dad, Johnnie Crossley, who died in a skiing accident in 2003 when the girls were just two years old. He served as an officer in the 9/12th Lancers. ABF provide vital support to soldiers, veterans and their families in times of need.  

Following a tour of the School in the bright September sunshine, Tinky and Miki introduced the Regional Director of ABF The Soldiers’ Charity, Col (Ret’d) Phillip Naylor OBE JP, to some of the members of staff that supported them throughout the day of their challenge. The afternoon was then topped off with the proud moment of handing over the donation cheque.  

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