At Hutton Rudby Primary School we realise how fortunate we are to be healthy, happy, clothed and fed. We also know that not everybody is so fortunate. Over the course of the school we have supported a number of brilliant causes, ranging from helping the Street Children of Iringa to donating to local food banks.
As of March 2022, we are supporting Save The Children, particularly focussing on their work in Ukraine. Like many, we want to help in any way that we can, but feel largely helpless. As such, we have decided to undertake a charity walk to raise money for Save The Children. Several members of staff are going to be tackling the Yorkshire 3 Peaks on Saturday 14th May. This gruelling walk covers 24 miles and and 7000ft of elevation. We are attempting to complete this challenge within 12 hours.
Almost half of the people fleeing the fighting in Ukraine have been children. Save The Children are:
- Distributing kits of clothing and blankets,
- Prividing cash and vouchers to help families meet basic needs such as food and medicine,
- Offering vital mental health support to children and their families,
- Providing safe access to inclusive, quality education where it is safe to do so,
- Providing basic non-food items and outreach services for refugees
They are also attempting to ensure full humanitarian access to families caught up in the crisis.
For more information, please see the Save The Children website.
If you would like to donate, please see our Just Giving page.
Due to a tragedy that befell the local community, and our school community, we have raised thousands of pounds for children’s mental health, and the Russ Devereux Headlight Project. The project aims to work with children delivering emotional resilience programmes in schools, as early intervention enables children to cope in later life with stressful situations or crisis. The project also offers one-to-one counselling and play therapy sessions. Our greatest fundraising achievement to date has been completing the National 3 Peaks Challenge, raising £15,000 for the Headlight Project (you can read and watch more about this challenge, and the Headlight Project on this page).
Our most recent fundraising endeavour is a trek around Yorkshire as we complete the Yorkshire 3 Peaks… TWICE, BACK TO BACK! The Yorkshire 6 Peaks will take us around 24 hours (although we are aiming to complete it in fewer). You can read more about it here:
In 2019, as part of our fundraising, a team of staff completed the National 3 Peaks Challenge in 23 hours 8 minutes after months of training. This challenge raised £15,000 for the Headlight Project and is something that we are all incredibly proud to have been involved with.
There will be more fundraising events taking place in the coming years for this fantastic cause.
Following our 3 Peaks Challenge, we were honoured to be nominated for the award of Champion Fundraiser at the Evening Gazette’s annual Community Champions Awards night – and we won! Below are some videos and photos from the night. More information can be found here.
If you are interested in learning more about our challenge and training, please enjoy the videos below.
The above was filmed the week prior to our adventure, it helped raise awareness of the cause and of our JustGiving page.
This video detailed our first training walk up Scafell Pike.
This video shows our full 3 Peaks Challenge. Enjoy!