All Saints Students Raise Funds During a Day of Charity Day Challenges in March 2013
A parade of animals, Batman, James Bond, elderly ladies and a dining table were part of the weird and wonderful attractions that in reality were pupils from All Saints Roman Catholic School in York. They were taking part in a Charity Day organised by the school to raise money for local, national and international charities.
The British Heart Foundation, Scope and the Good Shepherd Appeal are to benefit from the £5 – 6,000 All Saints anticipate raising.
Year 8 took their outfits to the Knavesmire at York Racecourse to plough their way through the mud and water in attempt to run 3 miles in fancy dress in what some strangely call a ‘Fun Run’. Year 7 tackled the wetter but cleaner challenge of swimming while Year 9 students exercised their legs in a 10 mile hike from York to Riccall.
The money raised also provides funding for Year 9 students, who will be giving up their half term holiday to offer support and assistance to the elderly and infirm pilgrims travelling to Lourdes with the Middlesbrough Diocese in May. Older Students receive tuition in advanced personal elderly care while all pupils setting out on the journey undertake compulsory training in handling wheelchairs.
“It is great to see the children raising so much money for communities and charities, both locally and nationally.” Elaine Wright, the Schools Chaplaincy Co-ordinator said, adding, “The pupils raise funds for the student support fund which provides financial assistance for school trips and outings. The Charity Day is a wonderful example of All Saints pupils embracing inclusivity with fellow students while offering support to communities both near and far.”
To view images of the day, please click on the following link: http://sirastudio.zenfolio.com/charity2013