£250 to Broughton in Furness Primary School

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.Broughton 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.

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Epic Kidz makes Sports Day special

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.EpicKidz Pic a

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.

 

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£250 donated to Brinscall Village U14’s

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.Brinscall

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.

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£500 donation to the Eskdale Mill Waterwheel Project

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.MILL 3a

Our first donation is from the ‘Boot’ checkpoint owners who have nominated the Eskdale Mill Waterwheel Project to receive their £500 donation. The project is coming to fuition however it is costing much more than was initially anticipated.

The project was to install a modern waterwheel in the grounds of the Eskdale Mill, fed by the mill race that would work a generator. This would use water to make the adjoining mill cottage self sufficient. The new wheel has been in place for a while now however there have been delays in completing the wooden launder to take the water to the wheel due to bad weather. Also the lack of rainfall last autumn and winter kept the main river low and reduced the background sound levels from the waterfalls, such that a neighbour complained about the low level hum from the generator. Following tests & advice, the generator was lowered to a position below ground level and enclosed in a sound proofed containment. Recently an engineer has obtained and fitted the gear wheels to drive the unit in it’s new position.

The project has already received very generous private support to install the wheel as the project was unable to source Lottery or Copeland Fund funding. The extra costs that have hit the project have now become a burden beyond their contingency and so the Epic Kidz donation of £500 is greatly appreciated to help bring this wonderful project to a finish.

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£250 to the TENW Relays

The Triathlon England North West Relays will take place on Sunday 24th September in Blackpool. The event is now in it’s 3rd year and is aimed solely at children. In the first year the event attracted 50 teams, the second year went up to 90 teams and the aim is to be even bigger this year. The event is a combined inititive between all the North West Junior Triathlon Clubs and it’s a great opportunity for youngsters to take part in a fast and furious event just like their triathlon heroes.Relays1

Epic Kidz has donated £250 to the Relays. This will allow them to purchase medals and race numbers for the event for all the children taking part.

If anyone would like more information about the Relays or would like to enter CLICK HERE.

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1st Oswaldtwistle Scouts New Tent

Back in September 2016 Epic Kidz donated £600 to 1st Oswaldtwistle Scout Group to allow them to be able to purchase a new patrol tent.

The Scouts have been back in contact to say thank you to everyone for their donations as they now have a new 8 man patrol tent (old school tent) which was made to order. It will last for decades and will benefit hundreds of Cubs and Scouts that pass through their ranks.

The Scouts finally got to use their new tent for the first time recently when they took part in a district camp which included a 9km incident hike around the Ribble Valley, visiting bases to carry out tasks like first aid, river crossing, stretcher races and much more.

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£250 donated to Warton Warriors

 

Warton Warriors Football Team is a local team for children that participates in the Lancaster & Morecambe Service to Youth League (LMSYL). It currently has around 20 children registered and is a mix of boys and girls. There is an U9’s team and they are currently looking at an U7/U8 team too.

The team is run by supportive pWarton_warriors1arents who volunteer their time to coach, administer and help on match days. Warton Warriors is a small village team and is often up against far bigger clubs yet they are still successful, winning many games and sticking to their philosophy of making football accessible and keeping the enjoyment in the game.

The Warton Warriors have a FA “Respect” banner that the parents and spectators stand behind to watch the matches. The banner is quite old and has started to fall apart so the club have been looking into raising funds to obtain a new one. They have also had a number of footballs lost/stolen recently and have been much in need of getting replacements.  Epic Kidz has donated £250 to Warton Warriors to allow them to purchase their new Respect banner and to replace all their missing footballs.

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