TCA encourages Tonbridge boys to show considerable initiative and responsibility by organising events to raise money for charity.
Some significant challenges have already been successfully completed – such as the team of Six Tonbridgians who succeeded in Swimming the channel in 2012, raising £20,000 for the National Autistic Society. Mark Wright, an old Tonbridgian, cycled 11,000 miles to Hong Kong raising over £15000 for Breast cancer Awareness.
Other extreme Tonbridgian cycle rides have included the 1000 miles from Canterbury to Geneva, and the 700+ miles from John O’Groats to Land’s End. Closer to home, two Novi raised nearly £2000 for the Parkinson’s Disease charity by organising a 5-a-side rugby tournament.
We believe that these remarkable achievements best embody the spirit of the school’s Community Action ethos – an opportunity to test ones skills, stamina, commitment and empathy as a way helping others who are less fortunate.
As a result of his creativity and initiative, Joe Froud, who designed a special ‘lectern’ for wheelchair users so that they could enjoy the screen printing he offers them as a therapy at the Hospice in the Weald, is the 2014 Lions Young Ambassador for the South of England.