The Kirkby-on-Bain CofE Primary School Fundraiser

by Sports For Champions UK (CIC) in Woodhall Spa, Lincolnshire, United Kingdom

We did it
On 16th October 2023 we successfully raised £531 with 38 supporters in 42 days

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

by Sports For Champions UK (CIC) in Woodhall Spa, Lincolnshire, United Kingdom

1692703370_kirkby_on_bain.pngKirkby-on-Bain CofE Primary School are hosting an inspirational workshop with Team GB Rugby 7s Captain Abbie Brown. Abbie 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!

Kirkby-on-Bain CofE Primary School are a small, inclusive and caring school provides an embedded family ethos. They strive to enthuse and inspire all pupils, challenging and supporting their growth into respectful; confident; independent; self-motivated and curious individuals. Everyone who attends the school care, learn, discover and grow together, developing compassion, consideration, tolerance, understanding and knowledge for life in all its fullness.

Values: Love, Respect, Trust, Friendship, Forgiveness, Hope and Peace

Who's Coming?

How I Started

I started playing when Rugby when I was six at Cullompton Rugby Club, I began after my brother started playing and I wanted to join in! After joining I played with the boys for six years and then switched to playing for the women’s team at the age of 13 as per the rules. I then attended Hartpury College when I was 16 to train for Rugby alongside my academics where I stayed for three years. When I turned 18 I became a senior player and picked up my first England cap at the age of 20.

My Greatest Achievement

My greatest achievement is being a double Olympian for both Rio and Tokyo while captaining and co-captaining my team for both tournaments. Qualifying for the Tokyo Olympic Games was a high moment for me and the team as we had a lot of setbacks going on behind the scenes as we had coaches moving on and on paper, we were the underdogs throughout the whole season.

My Greatest Challenge

My greatest challenge was sustaining a torn hamstring 4 times in the space of just nine months! This was one of the hardest times of my career as I had just turned 21 and was nursing myself back from injury whilst also captaining the team. The recovery process was gruelling, and I was admitted to IRU for a month which focuses on not the sport, but the person taking on the recovery process.

My Podcast

Check out my podcast to learn more about me and my career. Maybe it will inspire you to write some questions for me ahead of the event!

My Hobbies

In my free time, I like to make the most of my time with family and friends by going for brunch, grabbing coffee and making memories!

My Future goals

In the future, I am hoping to qualify for Paris 2024 and bring home a gold medal.

Who are Sports For Champions?

Sports For Champions UK (CIC) in partnership with Kirkby-on-Bain 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! 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 youth growing in all walks of life as healthy, [pro] active community-minded talents.

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.

Kirkby-on-Bain CofE Primary School will be receiving an inspirational visit from renowned Team GB Rugby 7s Captain Abbie Brown on the 13th of October 2023 and we need your support!

The pupils will benefit from Physical activity, 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’re investing not only in their children’s present but also in the promising futures of many upcoming athletes. Here’s a breakdown of how your contributions make a 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?

Kirkby-on-Bain CofE Primary School is promoting health and wellbeing throughout the school and with the help of a visit from Abbie Brown, this will be enhanced as a school, they are also focussing on encouraging diversity and raising the aspirations of the pupils through sport.

Kirkby-on-Bain CofE Primary School will benefit from the money raised as they will be able to provide new equipment and fund opportunities for the children in afterschool clubs.

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 Rugby 7s Captain Abbie Brown and to raise funds for key resources for Kirkby-on-Bain 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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