Hit The Road

Hit the Road Just Giving Page
The next fundraising walk for the Teenage Cancer Trust will take place on 

Saturday, 4th May 2024

T-shirts for this year's walk have now been ordered and no further spares are available.  Should you still wish to enter or add additional people to your group, we may be able to provide a t-shirt from a previous year's walk.  Please email cmeehan@thecampionschool.org.uk if interested.

The Campion School’s twelfth annual fundraising walk for the Teenage Cancer Trust takes place on Saturday, 4th May 2024.

If you walked last year, you will know that approximately five hundred people took part in the event, which was a fantastic turnout.  

This year, the 20-mile walk will start in Wembley and follow some of the Capital Ring.  We will start off in Wembley Way and then head through parks and woodlands to Hendon, Finchley, Highgate, Highbury and the City of London to the finish at the Brewdog pub in Tower Hill, which is where we finished last year.  The short walk of 10 miles will start at East Finchley and follow the same route as the long walk to the end.  Although these are our ‘official’ routes for 2024, there is nothing to prevent walkers starting at any point along the route.  For instance, from Finsbury Park to the end of the walk is approximately 6.8 miles or from Highbury and Islington station, it is just over 4 miles to the end.  I can provide further information on this if required.

You will all know that this walk is one of several annual events that the school organises to raise money for the TCT in memory of sixth former Jack Chester, who died in September 2010.  Jack was a leading ambassador for the TCT and an inspiration to everyone at the school. You may be aware that in January 2017 another year 13 student, Mohammed Noor lost his fight with the same condition as Jack. During his stays in hospital, he frequently had access to the TCT facilities that we have been raising funds for.  

Caroline Meehan and I were invited to visit the TCT Hub at University College Hospital and were able to see for ourselves how much that treatment space, which includes comfy and cosy soft furnishings, bespoke furniture, TV, DVD and gaming facilities plus laptops and WiFi means to the young people aged 13 to 24 years who are having to cope with cancer. It certainly made us realise how important the school’s ongoing fundraising efforts are. We were also made aware of how appreciative the Teenage Cancer Trust charity are, when Hailey Amani, from TCT, presented us with a lovely engraved award.

For the first time since we started our walks in 2011, we have decided to increase the cost of entry for adults. The entry fee for adults is now £18 but remains at £10 for students/children and adults aged 65+. The cost of entry includes a t-shirt.  Entry forms, training plans and sponsorship forms can be found under the links below.

Please get your entries and payments in by Tuesday, 2nd April at the latest.

We look forward to seeing all of our regular walkers again.  Your loyal and steadfast support of this event is very much appreciated!  We also look forward to welcoming new parents, staff, students and friends.  Come on, give it a try!

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me bkenlin@thecampionschool.org.uk.

Barbara Kenlin
On behalf of the Hit the Road Team

Entry Fee & T-shirt sizes

The cost of entry is:

£18 for adults
£10 for students/children under the age of 16 and adults aged 65+

Your entry fee includes the following:

  • Hit the Road t-shirt
  • Water and refreshments at the start and middle of the full walk and at the start of the half walk
  • Training guide and route
  • Certificate

The following t-shirt sizes are available:

Adult sizes

Children’s sizes

XS, S, M, L, XL, 2XL, 3XL, 4XL, 5XL

3-4, 5-6, 7-8, 9-11, 12-13

Methods of Payment

Our preferred methods of payment are:

BACS (DD or Bank Transfer) to Sort Code 30-14-24, Account Number 28815860 (The Campion School Business Account).  Please include a reference using the format TCT-surname-initial

Card reader (situated in the school’s main reception office)

If neither of the above are possible then a cheque made payable to ‘The Campion School’ or cash may be handed into the reception office (in an envelope with 'Hit the Road entry fee', amount and name).

It would be appreciated if payment could be made as soon as possible after registration.  The t-shirt order will be placed on Tuesday, 2nd April and any entries still unpaid following this date will be assumed to be withdrawn.

Route & Distances

The route for this year’s walk is still being finalised but we know the full walk will start from Wembley at 10 am and the half walk will start from East Finchley at 1 pm.  The finish will once again be at the Brewdog pub near Tower Hill.

There are two official distances: 20 miles (full walk) or 10 miles (half walk) and our support team will be in attendance at both starting points.  When you register, you will be asked to indicate how far you intend to walk. This is simply to give us an idea of how many people to expect at each starting point.  If, on the day, you wish to walk less miles (or more!), that is absolutely fine.

Although these are our 'official' starting points for 2024, there is nothing to stop walkers starting at any point along the route, for example from Finsbury Park to the finish is approximately 6.8 miles or from Highbury and Islington Station, it is just over 4 miles to the finish.


Fundraising for the Teenage Cancer Trust

This event is about having fun and walking with like-minded people who are members and friends of our school community.  It is also about raising as much money as possible for the Teenage Cancer Trust.  It is never too early to start your fundraising endeavours.  This can be done via our online Just Giving page which can be shared with anyone who might like to support your fundraising efforts.  Alternatively, if you prefer, a paper fundraising form is available here.