Staying true to your hopes and dreams was the theme for a special assembly given recently at Talbot Heath school and the focus was on Eddie Izzard’s epic challenge for Sport Relief – to complete 27 marathons in 27 days across South Africa reflecting the 27 years Nelson Mandela spent in prison. Mrs Holloway spoke of Nelson Mandela and Eddie’s challenge which summed up the theme perfectly. The school have an added interest in Eddie Izzard as former Talbot Heath pupil, Sarah Johnson, is Eddie’s manager and has been accompanying him as part of the support team throughout the 707 mile challenge.
Talbot Heath school were fund-raising for Sport Relief on Friday 18th March, when Eddie was in Cape Town, to contribute towards Eddie’s marathon challenge. Special messages supporting his efforts were sent to Eddie, via Sarah, as the school community have been closely following his progress. Sarah Johnson replied with thanks saying how he appreciated the support and encouragement, adding, ‘it has helped us so much to keep going.’