The Brighton College Dubai community of parents, pupils, and staff got in the superhero spirit to take part in the school’s annual Run for a Reason event – a 7.00 am sprint dressed in superhero outfits.
Each year, at Run for a Reason, the school chooses a charity to donate funds and this year will be supporting one of its parents, Jimmy Wright, to raise funds for the Al Jalila Foundation. In November, Jimmy will aim to set a new Guinness World Record for cycling as he embarks on a journey from Saudi Arabia to Ras Al Khaimah, covering a vast distance of 600km. His aim is to beat the current world record, which stands at 1 day, 17 hours and 47 minutes. Funds raised will go to the Al Jalila Foundation with a particular focus on assisting children battling terminal or life-threatening cancer, a charity chosen following his personal journey when his wife bravely faced cancer.
Jimmy will aim to set a new Guinness World Record for cycling as he embarks on a journey from Saudi Arabia to Ras Al Khaimah
Jimmy explains: “I have personally witnessed the incredible courage it takes for a loved one to confront cancer, and this experience has deeply instilled in me an immense admiration for the Al Jalila Foundation. In collaboration with Cohesion and The DXB Club, we are on a heartfelt mission to not only raise essential funds but also amplify awareness for the treatment of children battling cancer, all in support of the noble cause championed by the Al Jalila Foundation. My heartfelt gratitude goes out to Brighton College Dubai for their unwavering support, and I am wholeheartedly committed to rigorous training from now until November to ensure I am fully prepared for my forthcoming attempt at a Guinness World Record.”
Brighton College Dubai pupils and teachers are also showing their support by taking part in a collective cycle on a standalone bike in the school’s atrium, attempting to reach 600km. For more information on Jimmy Wright’s journey to attempting this Guinness World Record, follow this link.