Pennell House run
On Sunday 23 April the boys, staff and friends of Pennell House joined together to run or walk a collective distance of 1500km across the South Downs.
The event was organised to raise funds for two charities – Linking Lives Eastbourne and Project 150. They hope to raise £3000.
Linking Lives Eastbourne is a new charity set up by Old Eastbournian Byron Stevens which seeks to respond to the needs of the lonely and isolated in Eastbourne.
Pennell House is named after Dr Theodore Pennell who after leaving Eastbourne College and qualifying as a medical doctor travelled to Bannu in modern day Pakistan where he too responded to the needs of his new community, setting up a school and a hospital. He was born in the same year that the College was founded.
So in celebration of the birth of both the College and Theodore Pennell 150 years ago and in recognition of Dr Pennell's philanthropic work, the residents and friends of Pennell House took on this challenge to raise money for those in need in our community.
The run/walk was blessed with spring sunshine and the participants successfully completed their 1500km target – 10 km for every year since 1867!
Anyone wishing to support these two charities may do so by visiting the Pennell House Just Giving page.