The Ysgol Bryn Onnen Fundraiser

by Sports For Champions UK (CIC) in Pontypool, Torfaen Principal Area, United Kingdom

The Ysgol Bryn Onnen Fundraiser
We did it
On 14th January 2022 we successfully raised £74 with 5 supporters in 56 days

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

by Sports For Champions UK (CIC) in Pontypool, Torfaen Principal Area, United Kingdom

Ysgol Bryn Onnen are hosting an inspirational workshop with Robert Mitchell. Can you help us make it happen?

The School 

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Ysgol Bryn Onnen's aim is to nurture pupils who have the skills and characteristics needed for life in the 21st century. 

They take pride in how pupils develop during their time at the school; this isn't limited to their academic development, but aims at developing young people they can be proud of who are healthy and ethical contributors to the community.

The school is committed to promoting all aspects of Welsh language, culture and heritage; particularly in the local area.

Who's coming? 

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Having started high jump at the age of 16 at school breaking the school record I gained my first international in Paris aged 17 in 1997. Working my way through the ranks as an amateur I jumped 2m 25 (Olympic Qualifying) at the age of 20years old. Having been ranked 2nd in Europe for my event in that year I broke the southern English record and the National Record for welsh. Competing on the international scene for 13years all over the world and making European finals not to mention 2 commonwealth games finals in both Manchester and Melbourne Australia.

Who are we?

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Sports For Champions UK (CIC) in partnership with Ysgol Bryn Onnen 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!

Sports For Champions 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%. Sports For Champions is an audited organization that is voluntarily registered with the Fundraising Regulator. You can support the initiative with assurance.

During the assembly, Sports For Champions 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, Sports For Champions envision youth growing in all walks of life as healthy, [pro] active community-minded talents.

Alongside Team Sports For Champions, 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 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.

Ysgol Bryn Onnen will be receiving an inspirational visit from renowned Professional athlete Robert Mitchell on the 14th of January 2022 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?

Ysgol Bryn Onnen need to recover and rebuild after the national lockdown and with the help of a visit from Robert Mitchell 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.

Ysgol Bryn Onnen 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 Robert Mitchell and to raise funds for key resources for Ysgol Bryn Onnen.

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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