Not my usual kind of post; but if you have a moment and a spare couple of quid, please consider sponsoring Mrs A to ride 19km on her bike with a bowl of baked beans strapped to her head.
She’s doing this piece of amazingness in order to help raise money for the PTA at our son’s school. They’ve lost out on so many fundraising opportunities because of the lockdown that they’re well short of where they need to be. So, Mrs A and other parents are embarking on little sponsored activities in order to make up the shortfall and ensure that there is money enough to fund their plans for the children at the school.
Here’s the blurb from the PTA…
The #1905 Trafalgar Challenge is your chance to be a home hero and raise funds from your living room, garden, or bedroom!
Trafalgar was founded in 1905 – so on 19th May (19/05) we’re launching the first annual Trafalgar Challenge. We’re calling on pupils to pick a challenge and get sponsored. You have until Friday 5th June – 3 weeks to complete your challenge .
There are no rules – apart from the Government guidelines on how to exercise safely during this time. The main thing is to get active, have fun and pledge £19.05 (or whatever you can) to help raise money for Trafalgar Schools.
Each year £18,000 is donated to the school from the PTA and pays for vital resources for the children: Bug club, Abacus, Mathletics, Spelling Shed as well as hundreds of home reading scheme books and maths games for infants. We pay for theatre companies and authors to visit the school, subsidise trips and update and enhance their play equipment, outdoor areas and libraries.
This year, without the Spring party, Summer fair and other events we will lose over £10,000 of fundraising income. So if you can, please get involved and donate to help maintain this much needed support for the school.
And here is the link to go and see for yourself.
Thanks for reading this.