The St Paul's Catholic Primary School Fundraiser

by Sports For Champions UK (CIC) in Waltham Cross, Hertfordshire, United Kingdom

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Keep what you raise – this project will receive all pledges made by 27th June 2024 at 5:28pm

At Sports For Champions UK, we don’t just create dreams – we build champions. Embark on this transformative journey with us today.

by Sports For Champions UK (CIC) in Waltham Cross, Hertfordshire, United Kingdom

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St Paul's Catholic Primary School are hosting an inspirational workshop with European & World Champion Boxer Hannah Beharry. Hannah 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!

 St Paul's Catholic Primary School is a place of learning, a place of love.

Who's Coming?

How I Started

I had five brothers who made me play sport from the age of 3, I was naturally gifted at sports generally, and I competed in Hockey, Netball, and Football. However, there were no sports clubs that I could attend as they were only inclusive for men! I then visited a boxing gym and was amazed by what I saw, so I spoke to the head coach, asked if I could join and train in Boxing, but he said no. This inspired me to start training so I went out and found a coach that would coach me and we started training in Hyde Park.

My Greatest Achievement

My greatest achievement is being one of the first women boxers, along with a group of other athletes that were also starting to box around that time. I am also proud of my achievements in professional boxing as I won the European Championship and became a world medallist. I remember feeling extremely confident after becoming the champion of Europe and that spurred me on throughout my World Championship campaign too!

My Greatest Challenge

My greatest challenge has undoubtedly been being a female within a male dominated sport, because even before I had started competing I had to prove my worth! This gave me an appetite for victory and turned me into the boxer I am today! The politics of your talent being based on who you are was an ongoing battle for me and I found that I had to continue proving my talent throughout my career.

My Hobbies

When I’m not training I love to learn to cook, play lots of different sports, read, go to a lot of gigs and theatres, and I also love to travel, learn, and surround myself with different cultures from all around the world!

My Future goals

In the future I hope to get my own businesses off the ground but also to continue telling my story and inspiring young people to get out to their local gym and get moving!

Who are Sports For Champions?

Sports For Champions UK (CIC) in partnership with St Joseph's Catholic 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.

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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 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.

St Paul's Catholic Primary School will be receiving an inspirational visit from renowned European & World Champion Boxer Hannah Beharry on the 21st of June 2024 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 nurturing 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?

St Paul's Catholic Primary School is promoting health and wellbeing throughout the school and with the help of a visit from Hannah Beharry, this will be enhanced as a school, they are also focussing on encouraging diversity and raising the aspirations of the pupils through sport.

St Paul's Catholic 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 European & World Champion Boxer Hannah Beharry and to raise funds for key resources for St Paul's Catholic 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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