The Grange Valley Primary School Fundraiser

by Sports For Champions UK (CIC) in Saint Helens, Merseyside, United Kingdom

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Keep what you raise – this project will receive all pledges made by 9th July 2024 at 3:33pm

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by Sports For Champions UK (CIC) in Saint Helens, Merseyside, United Kingdom

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Grange Valley Primary School are excited to be hosting an inspirational workshop with London 2012 Bronze Medalist Danny Purvis. Danny needs your help to raise funds for vital training, medical and competition costs. This money will also help your school and other athletes across the country, find out more below!

"Grange Valley Primary School are a family orientated community school that fosters a warm and welcoming environment where all children thrive and have the opportunity to exceed their potential through work and play."

Who's Coming?

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How I started

I have always been a climber. I remember always wanting to climb on the monkey bars and up trees as a child! It was always something I would do passively when out with friends or with my parents. I also always had lots of energy, I was always hyperactive it seemed. It was through a teacher that introduced me to the school’s Gymnastic’s club that I fell in love with the sport. It was everything I had wanted out of a sport and I loved it! I kept on practising and eventually was able to attend events between schools at a county and national level!

My Greatest Achievement

My greatest achievement has to be winning a team bronze medal at the London 2012 Olympics. It was a real goosebumps moment. It made me incredibly proud and gave me a massive feeling of pride. It had felt like everything just fell into place and this was it, my dreams were realised. I was so glad to have done my family and friends proud, but also relieved that myself and my teammates had produced a great result for Britain!

My Greatest Challenge

The greatest challenge I have faced has to be not being selected for a major Team GB competition, this was a massive setback, especially having trained so much for it. The feeling of being let down was massive, but I had to bounce back, and I knew this. So, I began training again, and I began training harder than ever before. I smashed previous records in the gym, I tried new things, I developed my skills. I came back and was selected for the next Team GB competition, and that was all the proof I needed to tell me that I can do anything.

My Hobbies

My hobbies include gymnastics, bowling, going to the cinema and spending time on my Playstation! Of course, some of these must be done in moderation, for instance, I make sure that I have done exercise for the day because it can become too much after a while! I always ensure that I have completed all other jobs before booting up my Playstation. As for going to the cinema, I just love being there! I am a massive film lover, so I enjoy going and watching something, it’s so much fun!

My favourite meal is a classic Sunday roast, these are a staple in my household as they are tasty and have a great balanced selection of foods! You get all you need out of a good old roast!

Who are Sports For Champions?

Great news! Sports For Champions UK (CIC) will soon visit your school! Your young people have been invited to join a sponsored fitness circuit led by a Professional athlete, who will educate, enable, and empower participants with a view to inspiring them to be the champions of tomorrow.

While we're not all athletically inclined, we strongly encourage participation, all young people have talent and require inspiration to pursue their dreams - whatever they may be! 

After 12 years of success we have perfected our inspirational events and they are guaranteed to deliver for your school and pupils! 

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 organisation that is voluntarily registered with the Fundraising Regulator. Meaning you can support the initiative with assurance.

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What will happen on the day?

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 young people developing in all walks of life as healthy, [pro] active community-minded participants in society.

Alongside Team Sports For Champions, athletes engage in invaluable work within local communities to support their 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 additional funds to go towards 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.

Grange Valley Primary School will be receiving an inspirational visit from London 2012 Bronze Medalist Danny Purvis, on the the 10th of July 2024 and we need your support!

The pupils will benefit from physical activity through our fitness circuit, an inspirational talk including medal display and a Q&A session.

Where does the money go?

When parents and guardians offer their support to a Sports for Champions UK (CIC) fundraising event, they are nurturing not only their children's immediate environments but also the bright futures of many rising athletes. Here is a breakdown of how your contributions make a significant difference: 

For each fundraising event Sports For Champions looks to raise enough money to cover the costs that it takes to provide such an excellent service nationally. Once that goal is reached, surplus funds are allocated in a way that benefits both the school and our passionate athletes – 60% for the school’s continued growth and 40% contributing to the athlete fund.

At the core of the Sports For Champions UK (CIC) initiative is the Athlete Fund. Primarily, the fund aids schools in less economically privileged areas that might struggle with costs, ensuring that the administrative fee isn’t a barrier to vital opportunities. Additionally, it assists our dedicated athletes in moments of pressing need, whether it’s recovering from injuries, procuring advanced equipment, or embarking on warm-weather training camps. Our fundamental belief remains unwavering: no school should be compromised for its economic stance, and every promising athlete deserves a fair shot at excellence. Our commitment ensures no child or school is left behind due to circumstances beyond their control.

Challenges Athletes Face: Our partnering pro athletes and Team GB Olympians have a world of responsibilities on their shoulders. They juggle between a rigorous training schedule that demands over 35 hours a week and their personal commitments. This often leaves them with limited time and resources to focus on their careers, leading to financial constraints. Expenses for equipment, training, coaching, travel, and more pile up, making it a challenge for these athletes to perform at their best and represent Great Britain.

Why is this important?

Grange Valley Primary School is promoting  health and wellbeing throughout the school and with the help of a visit from Danny Purvis, this will be enhanced across all year groups and staff, they are also focussing on encouraging diversity and raising the aspirations of the pupils through sport.

Grange Valley Primary School will benefit from the money raised as they will be able to provide new equipment, fund opportunities for the children, and more.

How can you help?

We're asking all parents to help make it a memorable event for the pupils with the help of London 2012 Bronze Medalist Danny Purvis to raise funds for key resources for Grange Valley 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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