The Acre Heads Primary School Fundraiser

by Sports For Champions UK (CIC) in Hull, England, United Kingdom

We did it
On 30th June 2021 we successfully raised £419 ( + est. £96.75 Gift Aid ) with 23 supporters in 49 days

To support the mental and physical health of the pupils by hosting an inspirational workshop.

by Sports For Champions UK (CIC) in Hull, England, United Kingdom

Acre Heads Primary School are hosting an inspirational workshop with Leon Baptiste. Can you help us make it happen?

The School 


Acre Heads Primary School has seen rapid growth over the last thirty years, but they  have never lost their foundations of working with the community and developing children in becoming lifelong learners.

They are part of the East Riding Local Authority with over 130 schools working together. The school currently has a roll of over 400 pupils and is oversubscribed in most year groups. Many of the children come from the immediate neighbourhood, but unusually, they are a school right on the boundary and have mix of both Hull and East Riding Local Authority children.

They have strong links with the local churches with representatives from both the Methodist and St. Mark’s Church working with the school on a regular basis. The children attend services at both churches and also visit other places of worship to celebrate special events with parents. Christian values permeate the ethos, ensuring that they offer a safe and nurturing environment where each child can develop responsibility for themselves as an individual, those around them and in the wider community and beyond.

The dedicated skilled staff team provide children with exciting and engaging lessons that ensure they progress well. They also provide a wide range of curriculum enrichment activities to enhance children’s learning.  They have a supportive and hard-working group of governors who use their skills and expertise to enhance the work of the school.

The School are very proud of the school and the pupils’ achievements and believe that the success is brought about through everyone working together, making Acre Heads Primary a fun, creative place to learn and belong to.

Who's coming? 


I began my career in football but sustained a knee injury at the age of 14 that forced me to look for another sport to become passionate about. When I was 15 my mother took me to my local athletics club trials where I instantly got a buzz for the track and felt like I could really achieve again. I quickly progressed and began representing my county team and within a few years I was representing at an international level. I won two Gold medals at the 2003 European Junior Championships and was subsequently named Junior Male Athlete of the Year by the British Athletics Writer Association.

Unfortunately, in 2004 my knee injury reoccurred, requiring surgery and 5 months out of training. I took a blow in my returning year in 2005 as i suffered from poor performance due to my injury. I lost my sponsorships and my confidence took a massive knock. Although, I know that it is extremely important to have resilience and I kept on fighting for my goals.

My hard work and efforts saw me into winning the gold in the 200m at the Commonwealth Games in 2010, claiming England’s first Commonwealth sprint gold since 1998.

In 2014 I officially announced my retirement f

Who are we?


 Sports For Champions UK (CIC) in partnership with Acre Heads Primary School and the local community are running a fundraiser to help support the mental and physical health of the pupils after the national lockdowns.

Great news! Sports For Champions UK (CIC) will soon visit your school! Youth are invited to join a sponsored fitness circuit led by a Professional athlete, who will educate, enable, and empower participants with a view to inspire them as champions of tomorrow.

While we’re not all athletically inclined we strongly encourage participation, because all youth have talent and require inspiration to pursue their dreams - whatever they may be! After 10 years of success, we can promise a highly memorable event!

SFC events are held in support of schools, which keep 60% of the funds raised to spend on resources that will enrich young peoples’ education/experience. Professional athletes in need of support are the only other beneficiaries from the remaining 40%. SFC is a government audited organization that is voluntarily registered with the Fundraising Regulator. You can support the initiative with assurance. 

During the assembly, SFC athletes show medals and tell their story, hard work, lessons, and insights shared to capture the imagination of all and inspire healthier active lifestyles. Athletes discuss challenges on the road to success, with resilience, nutrition, diet, and dedication forming key topics. Fitness is essential for every young person’s general wellbeing in physical and mental health. It is also proven to be a strong booster of learning potential or brain power. By inspiring children as champions of tomorrow, SFC envision youth growing in all walks of life as healthy, [pro] active community-minded talents.

Alongside Team SFC, athletes invest in local communities to avail of support with training-related costs (e.g. physio/travel). Most world-class athletes train a rigorous 35hr week and struggle to find reliable work that fits their schedule. This is how the funds we raise enable athletes and your school/club to realise their potential. Many pro athletes are unsponsored, lose support, or cannot find it.

Sports For Champions CIC offers schools the benefit of an added investment on resources/facilities, whilst helping athletes with the funds required to sustain their journey with a contribution towards training and competition fees, medical costs, equipment, and more.  

Acre Heads Primary School will be receiving an inspirational visit from renowned Professional athlete Leon Baptiste on the 29th of June 2021 and we need your support!

The pupils will benefit from Physical activity, an inspirational talk including medal display and a Q&A session.

Why is this important?

Acre Heads Primary School need to recover and rebuild after the national lockdown and with the help of a visit from Leon Baptiste the pupils and teachers will be given the tools to respond to issues like a pandemic, begin to focus on friendships and social engagement all while improving their physical and mental well being.

Acre Heads Primary School will benefit from the money raised to invest in key front-line services and equipment.

How can you help?

We're asking all parents to help make it a memorable event for the pupils with the help of Leon Baptiste and to raise funds for key resources for Acre Heads Primary School.

If you are a local business or a friend of the school and would like to contribute to help us get to our target then please do make a donation and share our project as far as you can.

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