Gillespie Jamboree 2016

Total raised


Total raised (+ Gift Aid)


This month Gillespie schoolchildren are taking part in another 'jamboree' but this year it's a jamboree with a difference. We're very excited to announce that one of our parents, Darren Strachan, will run with the children on 23rd September in our local Clissold Park before setting off for Greece to run the gruelling Spartathlon ultra-marathon one week later. 

So the children will run to spur Darren on for his 150-mile challenge. And it's all to raise funds for Gillespie's wonderful Lab_13.  

Our target for this event is an ambitious £5000 to go towards the £20 000 it costs to keep Lab_13 going each year. This money cannot come from school funds so we have to rely on funds raised separately. 

Thank you in advance for sponsoring either Darren or one of his young fellow runners. Your support will enable Carole, our amazing Lab_13 scientist-in-residence, to continue inspiring our children to explore the world through science. 

Here's more about the fabulous Spartathlon:

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Total donations: £4,094.00

Robert Stanley


£25.00 (+ £6.25 giftaid)

noble effort, & a good cause.

The Skinners



Brilliant effort Darren - super-impressed!

Ian,Charlotte, James & Edward


£25.00 (+ £6.25 giftaid)

Nice one Dazza

Nimmo Family


£30.00 (+ £7.50 giftaid)

The Stephens team x


Congratulations Darren, amazing achievement.



Big congratulations to Darren and Gillespie children!

Cathal, Kat, Aidan & Finan


£30.00 (+ £7.50 giftaid)

Fantastic effort Darren, well done.

Tom Price


£30.00 (+ £7.50 giftaid)

Not a bad effort Darren.... good warm up for our next 7k run.

Guy Osborn


£50.00 (+ £12.50 giftaid)

I have just run up the stairs and am knackered! You are truly the Highbury Hermes.

Jamie, Chevs, Holly, Maisie and Grace


£100.00 (+ £25.00 giftaid)

My friend, it was a joy to be a small part of your great achievement - 5 marathons back to back and looking magnificent.