Our young Felstedians are really making a difference to those around them. Creative, physical and baking challenges are just a few of the initiatives they have tasked themselves with to give to causes they care most about. A few of them are featured here:
Emmy F made 250 homemade almond, chocolate chip and sugar cookies for the staff at the Royal London hospital in Whitechapel. The staff are working 12 hour shifts in full PPE with limited time and access to the canteens so are coming off shift dehydrated and hungry. Emmy's cookies went down very well.
Rory and Freddie S ran a marathon over the Christmas holidays, even running on Christmas Day! They decided to raise money for Braintree Foodbank during their lockdown and have raised nearly £3000! You can support their fundraising here.
Leo and Will S are undertaking a virtual challenge over the course of this lock down school term to raise funds for Crisis UK, the homelessness charity. Leo is aiming to cycle from Land’s End to John O’Groats! That’s 874 miles - averaging over 11 and a half miles per day on either the exercise bike or road cycling with his Dad. Will is going to climb Everest! That’s 58,000 vertical steps - averaging 77 flights of stairs a day and has already raised over £2000 with his brother Leo. They have already raised £2.5K. You can sponsor them here.
Tabitha R, with her family, organised the creation of 25 fantastic Christmas hampers for elderly people nominated in her village. This involved promotion of the project in her village, the involvement of the local school, sourcing supplies from local businesses, decoration of hampers and of course delivery on Christmas Eve. A wonderful effort that would have brought a huge smile to those elderly villagers.
Scarlett A ran 5km, completed home tasks and donated her pocket money to raise £235 for the NSPCC. She ran with her brother on 21st December, the shortest day of the year and often the darkest and longest day for vulnerable children. They also did some fun challenges at home to raise £45.00 for the Salvation Army and £50.00 for Action for Children. The money given to Action for Children was called Secret Santa and paid for a hot Christmas lunch and presents for a family that use the Braintree food bank.
Tilly T has raised £170 by completing the Everest Challenge (64km) and is now tackling the Camino de Santiago challenge which is almost 800km! She is doing this by walking, running and cycling to raise money for the World Horse Welfare charity to help ponies in strife. Please support her efforts here.