Fundraising for the NHS, The Christie and Little Village
Ruby wanted to find a way to support our precious NHS, so she chose to have uniform day at home school on Tuesday and managed to raise £150 for NHS Charities Together. Lots of her friends joined in too, helping to raise even more money.
Since the London Marathon was cancelled due to COVID-19, Ellie and Evie took on the 2.6 challenge to raise money for a charity very close to their hearts, The Christie. They wanted to show their support for their family friend Kathryn, a current Christie patient. So far they have raised £1,362, which far exceeds their initial target. Ellie ran 2.6 miles on the treadmill and Evie danced 26 Tik Tok dances.
Our lovely Year 6s are fundraising for the Manchester Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust Charity by exercising their way to 500 km. They started on Thursday 23rd and by the end of Day 3 of the challenge, 39 children had taken part. They have run, cycled, swam, walked, trampolined, skateboarded and played football to reach 573.47km. They are aiming for 1000km and £1000 raised by 30th April 2020. justgiving link.
Rafe took part in the 2.6 challenge and so far has raised £1,138 for charity Little Village. He completed 26 laps of an obstacle course around his garden. It involved jumping, swinging, sliding and lots of running. He finished his laps in just under half an hour with no stopping (or complaining!).
Little Village takes donations of kit for babies and children up to the age of five and redistributes it to families unable to afford to buy these items themselves. They host volunteer led drop in sessions with a free playgroup for these children and a friendly ear for their parents. During the covid crisis, Little Village continues to deliver emergency packs of essentials like nappies, wipes and sanitary products to families who can’t even afford these basics. With funding down and need increasing, never has every penny been more vital to a grassroots charity.
We are all very proud of all of our fundraising heroes!