Archive for October, 2017
The Montane Lakeland 100 competitors raise thousands of pounds for the Epic Kidz charity. Every July runners take part in this iconic event by completing either 50 or 100 (105) miles around the Lake District. Along the way the runners pass through 14 checkpoints manned entirely by volunteers. We have asked all of the checkpoint owners & managers from the 2017 event to nominate a group or charity to receive an Epic Kidz donation. Over the next few months we will be blogging about all the donations made to all the good causes nominated by our Lakeland 100 family.
Our next donation in the series comes from the owners of the Seathwaite checkpoint. This checkpoint is the first one the Lakeland 100 runners get to early on Friday evening. It is a crazy and chaotic checkpoint as the runners all descent upon it at once. The Seathwaite checkpoint have split their donation and their first nomination is Broughton In Furness CE Primary School.
The school is a small CE primary school of only 78 children. They have 3 mixed age classes and cater for a range of children. They are dedicated in their vision to help every child achieve their full potential in their lovely, nuturing environment. They celebrate all subjects but have a particular focus on all things outdoors. Forest Schools is part of their curriculum for all classes together with music (they recently won this years Cumbria Music Festival with their whole KS2 group of musicians).
The school have been wanting to purchase some outdoor weather kits for their older children and the £250 Epic Kidz donation has been gratefully received to help them to do this.
Epic Kidz donated £408 to Aughton Christ Church C of E Primary School so that they could purchase some special, bespoke medals for their recent sports day. Every child in the school was able to receive a personalised, bespoke medal to recognise their achievements on the day.
The headteacher at Aughton Primary School thanked everyone who has donated money to Epic Kidz to enable them to puchase the medals. The medals were a real reminder and token of a very special event in the school calendar. It was clear by the delight on the faces of the children and the feedback afterwards from both children and parents alike that the awards meant a huge amount to everyone. The school places a great emphasis on sport, health and well-being and being able to provide the medals enhanced the children’s experiences on the day and supported the positive ethos they encourage around sport.
Brinscall Village U14’s Reds play in the Central Lancashire Junior Football League. This 2017/18 season the team comprises of 16 players who all live and go to school in the Chorley/Leyland area. Along with 3 new recruits, 10 players have been part of the club since the age of 7. All the players enjoy being part of a grassroots team and club which encourages the love of sport.
Several of the players & their parents are regulars at the Preston PedalFest Cycle Sportive where they look after the food stop, making sandwiches and ensuring all the cyclists are fed and watered all day long. It’s a fantastic team building activity for all of the players involved and they have been a regular feature at the food stop since the ride began in 2016.
Riders donated to the football team by making voluntary donations on the day of the PedalFest Sportive. Epic Kidz also made a £250 donation to the football team. As a result of the Epic Kidz donation and the kind generosity of the PedalFest riders, the football team have now been able to purchase some much needed new training kit for the growing lads in the team.
Brinscall Village Football Club have thanked all the sportive riders & Epic Kidz for their support and generosity.
You can find out more about the football club, how to join etc at www.brinscallvillagejfc.co.uk.