The St Thomas CofE Primary School Fundraiser

by Sports For Champions UK (CIC) in Kendal, Cumbria, United Kingdom

We did it
On 30th November 2021 we successfully raised £100 with 1 supporters in 21 days

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

by Sports For Champions UK (CIC) in Kendal, Cumbria, United Kingdom

St Thomas CofE Primary School are hosting an inspirational workshop with Two Time World Champion Ross Cullen. Can you help us make it happen?

The School 

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St Thomas CofE Primary School is at the heart of the community and is a safe, welcoming and caring family community where diversity is celebrated and everyone is respected for being special and unique.

The bible verse, Teach children how they should live and they will remember it all of their life epitomises the school's vision, where they strive for the best provision for all.

St Thomas CofE Primary School promotes the children's active role in the community and in respecting the environment. Every pupil at the school are valued and encouraged to believe in themselves, achieve their very best and succeed in an ethos where everyone develops respect for themselves, each other, God and His World. The school embrace the Church of England vision for education.

Who's coming? 

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HOW I STARTED

I started BMX when I was six years old. After this I went from club and regional races, to national competitions and all the way up to international races within 3 years! One day on the way to the hospital with my Dad who was recovering from a broken neck from a crash cycling into work, I saw the BMX track and we went down on an old mountain bike I had at the time. It all started from there, I used to rent a bike from the club until I got my own a few months later! I fell in love with BMX racing instantly. 

MY GREATEST ACHIEVEMENT

It’s pretty cool that I have won the World Championships twice,  but I believe my greatest achievement is going to the youth Olympic games in 2018 ( Buenos Aires) and being the flag bearer for team GB. This was an amazing opportunity and motivated me even more to be at a summer Olympics in the near future! 

MY GREATEST CHALLENGE

I believe one of my greatest challenges within BMX racing was balancing training, School and a social life. It was tough to get used to as there was a lot going on at once, but I managed to overcome this by being organised and planning my weeks out! 

MY HOBBIES

Other than BMX racing, I love filmmaking and photography! I always try to film things when I am out training and love to edit them together at home for YouTube or my Instagram! I love a lot of food, but a home made Lasagna has to be the best food! It is tasty and it has just about every aspect of the food shell incorporated into it! You just cannot beat a good home made Lasagna.

MY FUTURE GOALS

I would love to win an Olympic medal and represent my country in multiple Olympic Games. I aspire to be the best athlete I can possibly be and enjoy the whole journey! 

Who are we?

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Sports For Champions UK (CIC) in partnership with St Thomas CofE 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!

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.

St Thomas CofE Primary School will be receiving an inspirational visit from renowned Two Time World Champion Ross Cullen on the 30th of November 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?

St Thomas CofE Primary School need to recover and rebuild after the national lockdown and with the help of a visit from Ross Cullen 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.

St Thomas CofE 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 Two Time World Champion Ross Cullen and to raise funds for key resources for St Thomas 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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