HRPS Teachers Win Champion Fundraiser Award
It was an emotional night at the Jury’s Inn on Thursday night when we were nominated, and subsequently won, the “Champion Fundraiser” award at the Evening Gazette’s annual Community Champion Awards for our National 3 Peaks Challenge in May. The room was filled with some of the most inspirational people in Teesside and we were honoured to be nominated and spoken of in the same breath as these people.
Hosted by BBC 5 Live (and Teesside’s) Anna Foster, the ceremony celebrated everybody from fundraisers, to heroic parents and children and acts of remarkable bravery.
On receiving the award, headteacher Matthew Kelly stated, “We just feel so honoured and privileged to do something for children’s mental health, to do something for the Headlight Project, and to do something in honour of an amazing man.” Lucy Sors added, “It’s opened up conversations, it’s something we shouldn’t shy away from. Mental health is such an important conversation… Lets keep talking,” raising cheers from the crowd.
The night wasn’t over for Hutton Rudby, however, as some of our amazingly talented Year 5 & 6 children performed hits from Mary Poppins to an audience of over 200. the songs included Spoon Full of Sugar, Feed the birds and Supercalifr… others. You can enjoy some of their performance below.
Our 3 Peaks Challenge ended up raising £15,000 for the Headlight Project, a sum that we could never have imagined in our wildest dreams! If you would like to learn more about this fantastic charity, click here, or wherever the project is mentioned in this article.