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Chalfonts' Student Wins a Chiltern Youth Award

Louis Evans (7G3) attended the recent Chiltern Youth Awards as a nominee and won the Special Achievement Award for his efforts in fund raising.  Louis and his friend Max swam the equivalent of the English Channel (22 miles) in their local swimming pool to raise funds for Great Ormond Street Hospital, where Max's little sister is a patient battling a rare cancer, Rhabdomyosarcoma.

This was no mean feat for a 10 & 11 year old, neither of whom started as particularly strong swimmers.  Their original target was £750 enough to pay for a play specialist for one week but amazingly they raised £3657. 

Laura Savory, Senior Fundraising Manager at GOSH Children’s Charity said: “We’re so grateful to Louis and Max for their generosity and support. The money raised will help to make a huge difference to young patients and families from across the UK.”

We’re all very proud of the commitment and determination Louis showed in completing this challenge and it's fabulous for him to be recognised in this way.