For the past few years, St Matthew’s Primary School has become known for raising amazing sums of money for local and national charities.
Members of staff have taken part in the Three Peaks Challenge (climbing Ben Nevis, Scafell Pike and Mount Snowdon within 24 hours), cycling from Luton to Brighton, another cycle ride from York to Luton. These events have raised close to £30,000 for charities including Level Trust, Clic Sargent and Macmillan Cancer Care.
We even managed to raise £7000 with an event that had to be cancelled when the Covid-19 pandemic began!
Our charity events usually involve a small core group of participants, but alongside the main challenge, the pupils of St Matthew’s Primary School and their families also get fully involved with mini-challenges to supplement the whole fundraising campaign. For example, our Queen Bee Bike and Hike Challenge saw six staff members cycle from the city of York to Luton, along with more than 150 staff, pupils and families completing a 10km sponsored walk from Barton-le-Clay to St Matthew’s Primary School. The school community has also supported the fundraising with cake sales, fun runs, non-uniform days, etc.
Today saw the launch of our latest challenge – called Step On The Pedal – a cycle ride of more than 900 miles from Luton to the three capitals in Great Britain – London (England), Cardiff (Wales) and Edinburgh (Scotland) and back to Luton. The riders will set off on Thursday 20th October, returning to St Matthew’s on Sunday 23rd October.
This website will be the “go-to” place to find out the most up-to-date news as the challenge approaches, so please watch this space.
Click on the Step On The Pedal Challenge link on the side bar on the right to find out more.