On Thursday 16th January 2020, we will be launching our new fundraising project. This will follow on from our Queen Bee Bike and Hike in April 2019 which raised more than £13,000 for Macmillan Cancer Support and also won the Sporting Achievement Award at the Luton Community Awards.
This year, we are teaming up with Putteridge Primary School after they approached us to ask for advice about organising a large scale fundraising event. During the initial discussions it was decided that both schools could combine to raise money for the same charity.
A pupil at Putteridge Primary School is showing great bravery at present having been diagnosed recently with leukaemia.
The charity that we will be supporting is CLIC SARGENT who support families with funding and many other things whilst their child is going through their treatment.
This year’s staff challenge will take place on Friday 27th March and will involve teams from both schools walking 60km from Luton to Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge. Addenbrooke’s is the closest hospital to Luton that specialises in treating leukaemia. The trek will highlight the distance that families have to travel multiple times a week to ensure that their child gets the medical care they need.
On Thursday 16th January we are holding a launch day at school where the children can come to school in non-uniform and will learn about the challenge the staff are taking on as well as how they can get involved. They will receive a talk from CLIC SARGENT support staff on the work they do as well as get the chance to take part in some competitions and challenges themselves.
We are asking for suggested donations of £1 that will go towards our fundraising target. All classes that raise an average of £1 per child will be entered into a prize draw!
Due to the large scale of our charity event, we are looking to involve as many local businesses as possible to help publicise and support the event. If you feel you could support our event in any way please speak to the school office.