St Peter's School
Our pupils have launched an imaginative fundraising campaign called 'Round the World in 14 Days' to raise money for York Mind, our chapel charity of the year, and York Foodbank. All members of the St Peter's School Community, including Old Peterites, family and friends, are encouraged to get involved.
To take part, simply cover as many miles as you can using your chosen form of exercise (walking, running, cycling, swimming, horse riding, rowing), submit you distance here and donate here. The first goal is to collectively travel from York to New York (3,374 miles), and raise at least £3,374.
Please share your photos and videos using the hashtag #StPetersTogether and encourage your friends and families to take part. Together we can make a difference!
Here is a message from our Heads of School, Ethan McKinney, Charlotte Calvert, Katie Bonner & Harry Jones:
Since our daily lives are now taking on a much more virtual setting, you may be aware that opportunities for traditional charitable events are somewhat limited, but in these unprecedented times, charities often need our support more than ever.
We have therefore decided to pursue a virtual fundraiser across the whole 3-18 St Peter’s foundation to support our local community, with the initial goal of travelling the distance of York to New York, 3371 miles. We have set up a Virgin Money Giving page and are accepting distances travelled in any form of exercise. We plan to log the distances we travel through an online medium and we will be providing regular updates on our progress. With this fundraiser, we can use our daily exercise to not only keep ourselves motivated, but to do something positive for our local community in this challenging time. We would like to match our distance to the amount of money we raise and have plans for larger distances once the initial goal is achieved.
The charities we have chosen to support are York Foodbanks and Mind, as these are two vital charities that we believe could particularly benefit from our support at this challenging time. Across the country, many residents are being forced to turn to Food Banks due to the increasing number who are in unstable financial positions and are looking to the Food Banks to help. During this pandemic, Mind have been constantly offering support to young people, adults and key workers and we feel that we should be helping Mind to continue their great services throughout the pandemic and after. Our help is needed to make a big difference to these two local charities in these tough times.
We believe this is an excellent opportunity for a combined effort across the whole foundation to do something that can make a real difference to the local community whilst keeping ourselves active and well. We plan to start this fundraiser on Friday 8th May and for it to run until Friday 22nd May for the initial stage. In the coming days we will also be launching a social media campaign to raise some local awareness and get as many of us involved as possible. We will be encouraging sharing of photos of participation and thinking of creative ways to carry out this exercise and are always open to any suggestions.
We hope you will consider joining us in this fundraiser for these vital causes.