The Widford Lodge Preparatory School Fundraiser

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

Total raised £10

£1,000 target 18 days left
1% 1 supporters
Keep what you raise – this project will receive all pledges made by 1st July 2024 at 3:30pm

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

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Widford Lodge Preparatory School are excited to be hosting an inspirational workshop with English Alpine Championships Slalom Skiing Honour Bartlett. Honour 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!

Widford Lodge aims to educate their pupils through a broad and balanced curriculum so that they can meet the challenges of the wider world.

Who's Coming?

How I started:

I started Skiing in France on family holidays when I was two years old, and then I started racing in the village races over there when I was younger, and got into racing on the snow when I was seven. After that I started racing on dry slopes in England until I was 12 and began competing for Great Britain when I was 13 at the Children’s International Races until I was 16 years old.

My Greatest Achievement:

My greatest achievement is achieving a fourth place finish at the Children’s World Championships which isn still the highest finish of any British woman ever at that event! I had no expectations going into it whatsoever, and I was even late for my start! I just went out and sent it, and I had no clue that I had done well until my friend came running over to me ecstatic! I am also extremely proud of winning the English Alpine Championships in all disciplines which was held in Bormio.

My Greatest Challenge:

My greatest challenge is overcoming post-concussion syndrome. Skiing is one of those sports where you’re going quite fast, and there are a lot of things to hit. This affected me for about three years as it affected my vision mostly, but also that my body started reacting very oddly to anxiety, almost like a sort of hyper-vigilance, but I would also experience dizziness and headaches as a result of it.

My Hobbies:

Outside of Skiing, I enjoy going to the gym, running, Yoga, and playing rounders with my dog! I also enjoy reading, I enjoy reading most books, but specifically I really like reading sports psychology and translations of Latin literature. My favourite authors are Jane Austen and Cicero! Even more so I enjoy Sewing and like to collect patches from the places I have visited, along with any watersports, spending time with family and friends, cooking, and baking!

My Future Aspirations:

In the future, I’d really like to continue skiing and be competitive on the world cup tour, and in the short term I would like to be selected for the Junior world championships as I have already qualified! At the moment I compete in all discipline’s, but when I’m older I’d like to get into speed skiing.

Who are Sports For Champions?

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.1697470986_international_school_milan-04.jpg

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 young people developing in all walks of life as healthy, [pro] active community-minded participants in society.

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.

Widford Lodge Preparatory School will be receiving an inspirational visit from English Alpine Championships Slalom Skiing Honour Bartlett on the 1st of July 2024 and we need your support!

The pupils will benefit from physical activity through our fitness circuit, 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 are nurturing not only their children's immediate environments but also the bright futures of many rising athletes. Here is a breakdown of how your contributions make a significant 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?

Widford Lodge Preparatory School is promoting health and wellbeing throughout the school and with the help of a visit from Honour Bartlett, this will be enhanced across all year groups and staff, they are also focussing on encouraging diversity and raising the aspirations of the pupils through sport.

Widford Lodge Preparatory School will benefit from the money raised as they will be able to provide new equipment, fund opportunities for the children, and more.

How can you help?

We're asking all parents to help make it a memorable event for the pupils with the help of English Alpine Championships Slalom Skiing Honour Bartlett and to raise funds for key resources for Widford Lodge Preparatory 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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