Principal runs marathon for Jodie
Principal of the Havering Colleges, Paul Wakeling, completed the Lenham Cross Winter Marathon in Kent on Sunday, 23rd February, in memory of Sixth Form student Jodie Chesney, who was brutally murdered on 1st March 2019.
The tough course - up and down hills and forest trails in the wind and rain - involved 27.5 miles and 4,300ft of elevation. Paul is limping around college today!
Jodie’s tragic death sent shockwaves through the college and the country as a whole. Due to the horrific nature of her murder, and subsequent deaths around the country relating to knife crime, Jodie’s father set up a charity in Jodie’s name – The Jodie Chesney Foundation - with the help of a team of experienced youth services professionals.