There is lots going on in the community with ex-Friary students making a big difference and we wanted to share one example with you.

Tom Adams (1999-2004), a former Friary student, and former Lichfield RFC player, will be embarking on what is a truly inspirational challenge on behalf of Muscular Dystrophy UK .

Starting on March 3rd 2024, Tom will be running eight marathons on eight consecutive weekends including some mammoth travelling.

This cause is important to both Tom and to many people in our city because of the close association the Evans family have with our school and the local rugby club. Brothers Gary and Paul Evans (brothers of former Lichfield scrum half Jonny Evans) are living with this cruel disease and, with your help, we can improve their quality of life.

This epic challenge starts in Tokyo and ends with the London Marathon, schedule as follows: March 3rd – Tokyo; March 10th – Cambridge Boundary Marathon; March 17th – Wales, The Great Welsh Marathon; March 23rd – Skegness, The Great British Seaside Marathon; April 1st (Easter Monday) – Lichfield Cathedral – 100 laps of Cathedral Close; April 7th – Brighton; April 15th – Boston; April 21st – London

Elsewhere, The Friary Past Rugby Players Day with be taking place on Saturday 16th March and the Friary Past Players Day Luncheon followed by the 1XV Game v Paviors 1XV. This year the event will be used to support Tom Adams’ fund-raising for Muscular Dystrophy UK. To secure your place contact The cost will be £20 which includes a £5 donation towards Tom’s challenge and entry to the Home Game.

Matt Allman, Headteacher, said: “We are hugely proud of all of our students as they step out beyond the school gates and make their steps in the wide world. No matter what generation of teacher, we hope they go out and make their mark in the world, and it is with this in mind that we are very happy to share Tom Adams’ fantastic commitment. This is an incredibly worthy cause and would urge people to donate.”

You can donate and find out more about Tom Adams’ fund-raising by clicking here.

You can learn more about Muscular Dystrophy UK’s pork here.