The Sutton Academy Fundraiser

by Sports For Champions UK (CIC) in Saint Helens, Merseyside, United Kingdom

We did it
On 30th June 2022 we successfully raised £280 with 20 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 Saint Helens, Merseyside, United Kingdom

The Sutton Academy are hosting an inspirational workshop with England International Decathlete Matthew Lee. Can you help us make it happen?

The School 

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The Sutton Academy are resolute in their belief that schools make a difference. Lives and the communities that they serve are transformed by them. Every child deserves the right to a world class education and it is their core purpose to raise aspirations and improve outcomes for all.

The academy ethos is built around the highest expectations of all and they see it as their duty to ensure that students have the best life chances possible; leaving the academy well prepared to take their place in the world as confident and responsible adults.

Who's coming? 

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HOW I STARTED

It was my PE teacher who introduced me to athletics. The first event I tried was long jump. After that first com- petition I fell in love with the sport and joined my local club and started to try as many events as possible, which is why I am a Decathlete. 

MY GREATEST SETBACK

As a Decathlete I pick up more injuries than most, and some more serious than others. I need to look after myself but not pushing beyond my limits. It hasn’t always worked out for me as I’ve spent a large portion of my career injured. However, I won’t give up until I achieve my dream of reaching the Olympics. 

MY HOBBIES

I enjoy playing Snooker, Pool, Football, Swimming, playing games, going to the cinema, and having a good laugh! I love socialising, especially with friends and you will find that I am quite the social butterfly! 

Who are we?

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Sports For Champions UK (CIC) in partnership with The Sutton Academy 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.

The Sutton Academy will be receiving an inspirational visit from renowned England International Athlete Matthew Lee on the 28th of June 2022 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?

The Sutton Academy is promoting health and wellbeing throughout the school and with the help of a visit from Matthew Lee, this will be enhanced as a school, they are also focussing on encouraging diversity and raising the aspirations of the pupils through sport.

The Sutton Academy will benefit from the money raised as they will be able to invest in 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 England International Decathlete Matthew Lee and to raise funds for key resources for The Sutton Academy.

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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