Flight Centre schools triathlon raises £320000 for charity


A schools triathlon sponsored by Flight Centre has raised £320,000 for charity. A series of 4 events has raised funds for international development charity Restless Development which supports young people. The schools triathlon initiative encourages children aged between 7-13 to participate in triathlons in a safe and non-competitive environment whilst helping to raise money for charity. Events were hosted at Bradfield School, Berkshire; Royal Russell school, Croydon; Cranleigh School, Surrey and Marlborough College, Wiltshire. Flight Centre agents were also on hand to help cheer on all triathlon participants. In addition to sponsoring the triathlon event for the 3rd year, Flight Centre also offered participants the chance to win a 12-night family holiday for a family of 4. Over 7,000 children have taken part in the triathlon which was first launched in 2016 and has raised almost £720,000 for the charity, Restless Development. Flight Centre Europe and South Africa managing director Chris Galanty said: “It’s a privilege to be the lead sponsor of an event that encourages young people to both get active and think about the needs of others. “Flight Centre and Restless Development are a natural fit; Restless Development is all about young people trying to change the world and our purpose is to open up the world for those who want to see it.” Jim Sewell, Trustee of Restless Development, added: “The Flight Centre Schools Triathlon has gone from strength to strength each year and it is brilliant to see the enthusiasm from the children, parents and schools alike. “Their efforts will help thousands of young people around the world who are transforming their communities through better access to health, education and life skills. “The children taking part really understand that they can make a difference and the combination of sport and charity in a children’s event has been incredibly powerful. “I’m so excited about the potential for this event – we see it becoming the schools’ equivalent of the London Marathon.”

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