On Sunday 8 March, Haileybury will host the second Run For Ally in memory of Alessandro Pomfret (Th), who died from an undiagnosed heart condition in the summer of 2018.
This event builds on last year’s event at Hampton Court which raised an incredible £44,000 for Cardiac Risk in the Young (CRY) – a charity which funds world-leading research into young cardiac death as well as operating a screening programme aimed at preventing it. Once again, this year’s event will support CRY.
Ally’s parents, Nadia and Steve, decided Haileybury would be a fitting venue as it gives Ally’s year group the chance to meet up and visit the school. In keeping with Ally’s personality, the aim of the event is to have fun, incorporate an element of personal challenge and to help others. To make this year’s event more accessible, there is a choice of two distances: 5km or 10km.
Cost of entry is £10 per runner with all proceeds going to CRY.
Nadia and Steve are acutely aware of how supportive the Haileybury Community continues to be and they feel reluctant to ask people to donate to CRY but if people would like to, they can do so here: https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/runforally2020
The event will start with a short service in Chapel at 10.00 am for the dedication of a stained glass window, commissioned by Ally’s parents in memory of him. As someone who knew Ally well, Rev Chris Briggs has kindly agreed to lead the service, which is open to runners and supporters.
The run will start at 10.30 am and it will be followed by a brunch which is open to all.