According to the Bucks Herald, The Gawcott Mile, annual village fun run, was hosted in aid of Alec’s Angels. Alec Jarvis, who sadly lost his battle with a brain tumour in 2011, was a pupil at Roundwood School.
Alec was an inspirational young boy, who was more concerned with the welfare and happiness of the other children around him than his own. Following Alec’s death, his father Brian set up the Alec’s Angels charity to raise funds in support of other children and families going through childhood cancer.
The Gawcott Mile is a fun run, with trophies for the fastest male junior and senior, fastest female junior and senior, and the fastest Roundwood School pupil.Just before the start of ‘The Mile’ there is always a shorter race for the younger children, with all participants invited to wear fancy dress. The theme changes each year, and this year it was ‘Knights, Princesses and Dragons’. in honour of St George’s Day.