For the fourth year running SRC Bede students have taken part in a bit of healthy competition to see who can raise the most money for charity.
This year’s total figure, raised collectively by all of our year 1 tutor groups, is a fantastic £2174 which will be split across a variety of different charities. This year’s chosen charities include: Zoe’s Place; Billingham Food Bank; Help for Heroes; Dementia UK; Mind; If U Care, Share Foundation; Alzheimer’s Society; Dogs Trust; Great North Air Ambulance Service; Cancer Research; Macmillan Cancer Support; Daisy Chain; and the Little Princess Trust.
This year’s top fundraisers collected an amazing £600 by doing a sponsored walk and overnight camp (read more about it here). Our judges also awarded a prize to the group who they thought raised their money in the most original way and were the most dedicated.
In third place for originality was the tutor group supporting Help for Heroes, who linked their activity to the foundations of the charity by doing a sponsored run and cycle of the distance between the furthest south and furthest north army bases in the UK. It worked out as 30 miles to be covered per person!
In second place was the tutor group who raised their money in several different ways, including composing and selling their own novelty photos, and a book swap and sell.
And finally in first place for originality and dedication was the tutor group who raised the second-highest amount of £559, by doing a sponsored head shave with two of their students.
Some of the other activities our students organised included a 6-hour Sport-a-thon (check our social media pages to read more), a rock climbing competition, and sponsored silences.
Our judges expressed how proud they are of everyone who has taken part: “Thank you to all – without you this money wouldn’t have been raised.”