Toby and Raqeen’s Charity Efforts Raised Over £20,000

10 September 2021


After the school holidays it is always a delight to catch up with the boys as they regale their many exploits undertaken during their time off. The start of this Autumn Term has been no different, as Toby W (6th Form) and Raqeen G (3rd Form) have truly encapsulated the compassion that we teach as one of our five core values at Caldicott.

Toby took it upon himself to raise money for his walk from home to school, which may not sound like a big deal, but when you learn that he lives more than 19 miles from school, the task becomes considerably more daunting! Talking to Toby about why he decided to take on this challenge, which he completed with his father, was very interesting. He shared that his Bar Mitzvah is around the corner and so he decided on this 7.5 hour walk as his chosen charity work.

He is supporting Chickenshed, an inclusive theatre company that helps young people from all backgrounds; theatre is something Toby is very passionate about himself, taking an active role in Caldicott’s Performing Arts and appearing in multiple films (most recently, Rare Beast with Billie Piper). When asked what it was like to reach Caldicott, Toby said ‘it was a massive relief and a very satisfying feeling knowing I’d finally completed it’. He raised £5000 through sponsorships for Chickenshed, which will go a massive way towards supporting their cause.

Raqeen has also been busy this summer; on Tuesday 10 August he walked the height of Mount Kinabalu (8.7km) from Wembley Stadium to Northala Fields (constructed using the rubble from the demolition of the original Wembley Stadium). He raised an incredible £16,000 for hungry families in Malaysia; and made the following brilliant video as a plea for donations.

Click here to watch…