During lockdown, many of our pupils at DCPS and DCPPS put their charity foot forward during lockdown, and decided to make use of their time at home by raising much needed money for their chosen charities.
With many charity events cancelled over the lockdown period, it has been very difficult for vulnerable and sick people to receive the care and support that they need through charitable organisations, so many of our pupils decided that it would be helpful to create their own ‘isolated’ charity event to raise much needed cash.
We are so proud of all of the children’s efforts, and would like to recognise their achievements below.
Simon Fance raised £280 for the charity ‘Wooden Spoon’ – An organisation set up to raise money through the sport, Rugby, for children with disabilities or facing disadvantage. Simon set himself lots of tricky Rugby challenges in his garden, and completed them all and smashed his target of raising £250!. Well done Simon!
Verity Lilley raised £530 for the charity ‘CLIC Sargent’ – An organisation close to her heart, set up to help families of children that have been diagnosed with cancer and leukaemia. Verity set herself the challenge of running 15 kilometres around Cleeve Hill, and completed the run in 1 hour and 38 minutes! Very impressive!
Ellis and Heidi Woolley raised £286 for the charity ‘Sue Ryder’- An organisation thats supports people through the most difficult times of their lives, whether that’s a terminal illness or the loss of a loved one. This charity was very important to sisters Ellis and Heidi, so they set themselves a challenge to run 2 kilometres, donate £2 and nominate 5 friends to pass it on! Wonderful work, both!
Jesse and the Hall Family raised £873 by joining the 2.6 Challenge set up by the organisers of the London Marathon, in light of the event being cancelled this year. Jesse completed 260 Keepie-uppies! The rest of the family did different tasks from 2,600 trampoline jumps to eating 26 healthy vegetables. What a great family effort!
Grace in Pre-Prep raised £1,160 by completing the ‘Virtual Everest Challenge’ for the Gurkha Welfare Trust. Grace climbed the stairs at home a staggering 3,160 time! (equivalent to the height of Everest) Well done Grace!!
Congratulations to everyone that raised money for much needed charities, including those that we haven’t mentioned. You have helped many charities continue to help the wider community in times of need. We are very proud of you all.