Highgate Schools helps raise £88,000 for Ugandan kids through sponsored walk
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More than 2,500 students and staff from Highgate School and the North London Academy of Excellence (LAET) raised £88,000 for kids in Uganda on Friday.
Kids from the North Road private school embarked on a 25km walk from at LAET'S premises - also Tottenham Hotspur Football Club's HQ - then walked to Hampstead Heath.
They were joined by pupils from LAET free school and raised the money for Great Lakes High School, which educated children in a deprived area of rural Uganda.
Surprise guest and former Spurs defender, Gary Mabbutt MBE, who's now a club ambassador, greeted the crowd of walkers before they set off.
He said: "It is great to see students from two of our local schools working together to raise money to help their peers at Great Lakes receive the best education possible."
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It was Highgate's seventh bi-annual school walk.
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