Charlie’s Wall

St Francis has an exciting new addition to sporting facilities this term, in the shape of a brand new £20,000 climbing wall funded mainly by Charlie’s Charity, the charity set up in memory of Charlie Lamb who tragically died in 2009 in a car accident.

Charlie was a pupil at St Francis and a very keen sportsman. Charlie’s Charity was set up by his family, with the aim of enabling others to benefit from his sporting legacy.

The new climbing wall was installed during the summer break, in the Hemery Hall, the sports hall named after former Olympic gold medallist and former parent and Chair of Governors at St Francis, David Hemery. The new wall is available to be used by local schools and community groups, as well as St Francis School pupils.  Representatives from Pewsey Primary School, Woodborough School and the local Girl Guide and Cubs groups, have already received training to enable their pupils or members to make full use of the climbing wall.

Anyone from local schools and community groups interested in making use of the climbing wall at St Francis should contact Kevan Brown, Director of Sport at St Francis :


St Francis Climbing Club in action on the new wall