St Anne's Edgeside CofE Primary School Fundraiser

by Sports For Champions UK (CIC) in Colne, Lancashire, United Kingdom

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by Sports For Champions UK (CIC) in Colne, Lancashire, United Kingdom


St Anne's Edgeside CofE Primary School are excited to be hosting an inspirational workshop with Team GB Alpine Skier Charlotte Holmes. Charlotte 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!

“At St. Anne’s, they aim to be a caring, Christian school, within the community, where everyone is respected and valued."

Who's Coming?

How I started:

I started skiing on a family ski holiday. My parents were already skiing and they took my older brother on their holidays, I started going with them at the age of three, and began skiing at a local club in the UK at the age of four. I loved the sport and started competing in dry slope competitions around the UK at the age of six. After that I began competing on snow for a few weeks a year at the age of 12. I was then selected for Team GB at the age of 14!

My Greatest Achievement:

My greatest achievement is being selected for the 2023 European Youth Olympics and being the overall British junior champion. However, in the last two years I have been struck with two long periods of injury after I injured my MCL in January 2021 which left me recovering at home for a long period of time, and then the following January I wiped out and suffered from post concussion symptoms for around two months following the crash. So, I am really proud of being able to recover from these and get back on my feet to be selected.

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My Greatest Challenge:

My greatest challenge has been recovering from those two injuries as I was only 16 at the time, as I was recovering at home trying to juggle school duties, my social life, and the recovery process. Thankfully, I recovered fully and managed to take a clean sweep at the British championships following this injury so I was really happy to be back on my feet training.

My Hobbies:

Outside of skiing, I enjoy volunteering at my local ski club, because when I was a member the coaches were also volunteers so I like to give back to the club. I also like to bake at home and spend time with my friends and family especially throughout the summer months.

My Future Aspirations:

In the long-term future I would like to go to the Olympics and be competitive on the world cup tour, and in the short term I would like to qualify for the Junior world championships. So lots to look forward to!

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.


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.

St Anne's Edgeside CofE Primary School will be receiving an inspirational visit from Team GB Alpine Skier Charlotte Holmes, on the the 27th of June 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?

St Anne's Edgeside CofE Primary School is promoting  health and wellbeing throughout the school and with the help of a visit from Charlotte Holmes, 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.

St Anne's Edgeside CofE 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 Team GB Alpine Skier Charlotte Holmes, to raise funds for key resources for St Anne's Edgeside CofE 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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