There is an active PTA at St Mary’s School who run fundraising events and organise the gently worn uniform sales.
Following a vote, parents, staff and pupils have selected War Child to benefit from our school fundraising this year:
War Child protects educates and stands up for the rights of children in war. They work with children in the following countries:
- Central African Republic
- Democratic Republic of Congo
The School is committed to raising as much money as we can for War Child. Competing within our Houses, pupils and staff have taken on the St Mary’s War Child Challenge of racing all the way to the capital cities of these countries and then back to London.
That’s a long way! In fact, it’s 11,633 miles in total:
|London to Bagdad||2,452|
|Baghdad to Kabul||1,420||3,872|
|Kabul to Sana’a||2,037||5,909|
|Sana’a to Kinshasa||1,653||7,562|
|Kinshasa to Bangui||641||8,203|
|Bangui to London||3,430||11,633 miles|
In order to complete the Challenge, all the teams will need to be sponsored for every mile they complete. You can run, cycle, swim, scoot, skip, hop or jump; the goal is to record as many miles as possible and have fun while you do it! The first House to complete the Challenge wins.
It would be wonderful if you could support this inspiring initiative by visiting and donating through our ParentPay page here: STMH ParentPay We can’t wait to see everyone’s pictures as they complete the Challenge.
Thank you so much for your support!
Together, we can change the fate of millions of children in war
St Mary’s School is proud to support War Child UK as our Charity of the Year. War Child UK is a child protection charity working in countries devastated by conflict. We are fundraising throughout the school year to help them make a difference to the most vulnerable children facing the threat of war and coronavirus. To find out more about the vital work War Child are doing visit: www.warchild.org.uk.