The Mildmay Primary School Fundraiser

by Sports For Champions UK (CIC) in Chelmsford, Essex, United Kingdom

We did it
On 2nd May 2023 we successfully raised £1,608 with 64 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 Chelmsford, Essex, United Kingdom

 New stretch target

1678105273_mildmay.jpegMildmay Primary School are hosting an inspirational workshop with  Fifa Women U20 Footballer World Cup Bronze Medalist Chloe Peplow. Chloe 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!

Mildmay Primary School is a new school to serve the Tile Kiln estate and surrounding area. It is the result of a merger between the two long-standing and successful Mildmay schools that have provided primary education to the community for over 50 years.

Who's Coming? 


I started playing Football in my local school team at the age of four. I played with the boys and was a standout in the family as nobody was a footballer or had pushed me to play football. I was six when I was scouted to join Birmingham academy. I went through the academy and signed my first professional contract at the age of 16. Because of the size of women’s football at the time I was playing with boys all the way through the academy!


My greatest achievement would be achieving a bronze medal at the U20 World Cup with England in the Summer of 2018. We went through a lot of qualification stages which even included reaching a certain point in the euros! After the qualification, we were sent into the group stages where we faced North Korea, Brazil, and Mexico. We finished top of our group and beat Holland in the quarter-finals, however, we lost 2-0 to Japan in the semi-final and drew 1-1 with France in the 3rd place play-off which sent the match to penalties, I took the 4th, and we ended up winning 5-4!


My greatest challenge was breaking my fifth metatarsal which I struggled to come back from as I spent around 18 months out of playing. Not being able to play my sport right after returning from the World Cup, this took me from my highest high to my lowest low. This created a lot of uncertainty as the club I was at were sceptical surrounding my recovery which sparked my move to Reading, who then sent me to Southampton for me to get some playing time so I can hit the ground running when I return to Reading.


Outside of football, I love the gym and I am a personal trainer. I am also obsessed with dogs so I love taking my dog out for walks and lots of different adventures. 


In the future, I would like to reach the senior level on the international stage with England. Furthermore, I’d like to continue playing and pursuing football until I physically cannot! I would also like to continue inspiring girls across the nation to try football, and also to create a change in attitude towards women’s football too.

Who are Sports For Champions?


Sports For Champions UK (CIC) in partnership with Mildmay 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.

Mildmay Primary School will be receiving an inspirational visit from renowned Beijing Fifa Women U20 Footballer World Cup Bronze Medalist Chloe Peplow on the 28th of April 2023 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?

Mildmay Primary School is promoting health and wellbeing throughout the school and with the help of a visit from Chloe Peplow, this will be enhanced as a school, they are also focussing on encouraging diversity and raising the aspirations of the pupils through sport.

Mildmay 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 Fifa Women U20 Footballer World Cup Bronze Medalist Chloe Peplow and to raise funds for key resources for Mildmay 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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