Prefects raise over £1000 in Fire Fighters fundraiser
Sixth Form Prefects at the Stamford Endowed Schools have completed their challenge to travel 576km by foot, the distance of the British Channel, to fundraise for ‘The Fire Fighters Charity’, following a fire which broke out at the Schools on the 12 June.
Cumulatively the 48 participating students have walked, run and cycled far beyond their original target, achieving over 1000km before the end of the school summer term. Their fundraising efforts equally matched this momentous number, with over £1000 having been raised for the charity. The students’ fundraising page remains open with the desire to raise as much as possible for the charity. If you wish to donate, you can do so here:
Three students in particular, Emily Ferguson, who travelled 103km, Emily Cox and Jai Venugopal who travelled 60km each deserve particular mentions for their dedicated contributions to achieving the cumulative distance over the past few weeks.
The fundraiser was initially proposed by School Prefects Sophie Newport, Sophie Mihill and Molly Fowler.
Discussing their motivations for the fundraiser, Sophie Newport said: “After the fire at the Schools, the whole community were affected, and we all wanted to do something to help. The Fire Fighters Charity relies on volunteers and supports the fire appliances from Lincolnshire and Leicestershire that attended the fire on the day, hence why we wanted to fundraise for them.”
Sophie Mihill added: “There have been a lot of negatives lately, so this has been a really nice positive thing to do. It has brought the new Prefect body, who due to lockdown hadn’t been able to work on a project together until now, and the community together and we’ve helped motivate each other. “
Molly Fowler said: “We’d like to say a big thank you to everyone who has been involved, from those running and cycling to the people in the wider community involved with donations, and supportive family who have helped us along the way!”
Principal of the Stamford Endowed Schools, Mr Will Phelan, said: “I’m incredibly proud of the accomplishments of our incoming Sixth Form Prefects, who have given their time and energy to raise such a large sum of money for The Fire Fighters Charity.
“The charity’s work to support fire crews across the country is invaluable, and I hope that this fundraiser goes some way in showing the Schools gratitude to both the charity, and the brave fire crews who work and volunteer their time to keep us safe.”
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