Mill Hill School is delighted to announce an exciting new relationship with the Panathlon Challenge charity for 2012. In the last few weeks Mill Hill School has already raised £2,500 for Panathalon through various fundraising events; including a very successful “Mill Hill’s Got Talent” show.

Mill Hill, London’s leading co-educational day and boarding school for secondary school pupils, is supporting the Panathlon charity in their inspirational work to develop sporting competitions for young disabled people across the country.

Mill Hill School is fundraising at various events throughout the year and monies raised will help Panathlon to supply specialist disability sports equipment and multi-sport competitions for disabled children, in their very own “mini-paralympics”. Panathlon organise over 50 competitions per year, providing sporting activities for over 2,500 severely disabled children.

The partnership goes even further, as Panathlon has trained 25 Mill Hill School “Sports Leaders” in a range of disability sports. The newly acquired skills of these young leaders will be utilized in a major disability competition in May, held at none other than Stoke Mandeville – home of the Paralympics!

Giles Long MBE, chair of the Panathlon Charity and triple Paralympic Gold Medalist said, “This is a fantastic example of how the Independent School Sector can support its local community and a charity which helps many disabled young people become active through sporting competition. Many thanks from all of us to our new friends at Mill Hill School.”

Jane Sanchez, deputy head at Mill Hill School said, “Our Sports Leaders will benefit terrifically from officiating at a major disability sports competition such as the Panathlon Challenge. Our school is delighted to support such a worthy and inspiring charity.”