Twelve
members of the Charities Committee competed in the fourth annual Rotary
Wheelchair Challenge at Bedford International Athletic Stadium On Sunday 11
October. All three Bedford School teams raced each other and the ‘A’ team won
in one minute and nineteen seconds. This time remained the fastest time
throughout the event, giving Bedford the overall victory.

‘Amazing
experience and great Sunday morning. As member of Charities Committee I got an
opportunity to go and participate in a wheelchair race which is a fundraising
project as well as a project that encourages disabled teens to take part in
sports. I participated in the relay and the individual 400m race. I do have to
admit it was really difficult to go 400m in wheelchair. I did not win the race
but the whole point is to participate. In the end we returned home with a medal
and a cake, but most importantly with the feeling that we have done something
usefully and human.’ Harun Cehovic, L6

The
beneficiaries for 2015 were Whizz-Kidz, WheelPower, Sport Bedford and Herts
Sport & Wellbeing Foundation. Donations can still be
made on the
team’s page.

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