Birkdale Prep School Charities Week

22nd March 2013

A busy week of fun and fund raising took place at Birkdale Prep School last week.

Over £2500 was raised for this year's nominated charity, Helen's Trust. Helen's Trust is based in Sheffield and helps incurably ill people stay in their own home. The week kicked off with Prep 4 (Year 6) pupils and some brave members of staff taking to their bikes in a sponsored 2 day Cycle Marathon. 2 days of cycling and sore legs accounted for 680 completed miles. A terrific effort all round. The ever popular playground games and cake sales were well received as was the Non Uniform Day which raised £490 for Comic Relief. On Friday the boys were treated to a visit from London Olympic Games Bronze Medal winner, Karina Bryant, as part of the Superschools project. Karina gave an insight into her Bronze medal fight, gave a demonstration of basic judo techniques and supported the boys through their sponsored exercise circuit. Allan Oakey, Director of Studies and Charities Co-ordinator for Birkdale Prep School said -A big thank you to all boys, parents and staff for all their support and generosity throughout the week. The boys had a fantastic time and raised a lot of money for Charity in the process.

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