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Fundraising by Benenden School

Fundraising by Benenden School 


We are delighted and very grateful to hear that a team from Hemsted House (pictured above) at Benenden School are raising money for KET!  The school magazine has shared this update:

Pupil Becomes First of The Hemsted Hundred

Twenty-seven Hemsted staff and students have pledged to join The Hemsted Hundred this term.

This means running 100km each over the course of the term in order to raise money for the Kohima Educational Trust. They have recently celebrated their first House member having completed the feat.

The aim is to raise £750, which will sponsor two students through three years of education. The students will be from Nagaland, a part of North East India that bravely helped the British troops in holding off the Japanese advance during the Second World War.

The town of Kohima was decimated during the war and in the cemetery, there is carved the Kohima Epitaph:

When you go home,

Tell them of us and say,

For your tomorrow,

We gave our today.


Many thanks to Bella Barclay, daughter of our trustee Angus, for helping set this up and huge thanks to the team at Benenden School.  We wish you the very best of luck completing the challenges you have set yourselves!



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