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Gordonstoun's 24 Hour Squash Marathon

In early March, 2 students (Matt Ball and Will Wheeler) and 2 staff (Andrew Lyall and Chris Barton) will take part in a challenging test of agility, stamina and endurence; a 24 hour squash marathon. There will be two players out of the four on court and playing competitive matches at all times for the full 24 hours.

We will be raising funds in aid of Cancer Research UK. John Pearson (Duffus 1987), an old boy of Gordonstoun, was sadly diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia and is currently being treated with medication developed through Cancer Research. We all wish him the best of luck!

25 years ago, when John was at Gordonstoun, he took part in and successfully completed a similar squash marathon with 2 of the existing participants (Andrew and Chris) - hence the reason we have decided to raise the money in this way. Back then they raised an incredible fund of over £1000 and we hope to achieve over triple that now!

Please help us with this very worthwhile cause to support a member of the Gordonstoun family.

Wish us luck and thankyou very much!

Andrew, Chris, Matt and Will


A personal message

Twenty five years ago I seemed to spend a lot of my time and efforts on a squash court – beating Chris Barton most of the time – so it seemed a good idea to turn my passion and enthusiasm into something that could benefit others. A 24 hour squash marathon was undertaken by myself, John Pearson, Will Hudspith and Chris Barton. It was a long and hard challenge but one that as fit youngsters, we all raised ourselves to the challenge of. Not sure how easy it is going to be 25 years on – especially for the Barton character!

When we did it initially we raised £1300 for Cancer Research and Linnmoor School for Children with Special Needs in Aberdeen. I am delighted that the event is being resurrected after 25 years but even more delighted to be doing something to support an old friend and a cause close to his and many others hearts. Wish us luck and please be as generous as you are able and spread the word! Macduff

If you would like to donate please visit their just giving page - http://www.justgiving.com/24-hoursquash

Andrew Lyall, Matt Ball, Will Wheeler and Chris Barton


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