STUDENTS and staff in Wendreda House at King’s Ely Senior are putting their best foot forward in memory of their beloved Matron, Liz Firek.

Liz was one of our original House Matrons, joining King’s in October 2004. She was Matron of School House and then moved to Wendreda House as Matron a couple of years ago. As most of you will know, Liz sadly lost her battle with COVID-19 on January 23rd.

Liz also suffered with Rheumatoid Arthritis and the girls in Wendreda House, supported by their Housemistress, Laura Dixon, decided they wanted to raise money for the National Rheumatoid Arthritis Society (NRAS) in Liz’s memory.

Between now and the end of the Lent Term (March 26th), the ‘Wendreda Walks’ challenge will see the girls working as a team to walk and run the distance from John O’Groats to Land’s End, which is over 1,000 kilometres.

Pictured is Miss Dixon, Sophie Lane (Wendreda’s Resident Tutor) and Poppy the Dog getting in on the action!

To support Wendreda Walks, visit:

Well done girls – a brilliant initiative for a wonderful cause close to our hearts!

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