HRPS To Take On National Three Peaks Challenge – May 2019
As you may be aware, last year Russ Devereux tragically died. Russ lived in the village with his family and was a parent in our school community. He, through his family transport firm, was a patron of the Middlesbrough and Teesside Philanthropic Foundation a charity which supports local community initiatives and provides help and support to the most vulnerable and disadvantaged in our area.
As a staff, we have therefore decided, in honour of Russ’ memory, to continue his charity work for Middlesbrough and Teesside Philanthropic Foundation and undertake a fundraising challenge of our own. We intend to raise as much money as possible for a project which the foundation is supporting in Russ’ name for the provision of childhood counselling and mental health awareness in schools, by completing the National Three Peak challenge in 24 hours. This involves travelling to, and climbing Ben Nevis in Scotland, Scafell Pike in the Lake District, and Snowdon in North Wales. Russ himself completed the Yorkshire Three Peaks challenge in 2017, raising money for the charity and we know that this challenge is something that Russ himself would have undertaken.
Our Three Peaks Challenge will take place on Friday 3rd May, when we will leave school at the end of the day and head up to Ben Nevis, Scotland, aiming to start our epic climb at 9pm. Five members of staff will definitely be climbing, including Mr Johnson, Mrs Sors, Miss Williams, Miss Atkinson and Mr Kelly; other volunteers affiliated with school will be confirmed soon. We will be supported by other members of staff who will be sharing driving responsibilities, and providing us with much needed refreshments and first aid where needed (probably Mr Johnson) throughout the 24 hours.
A JustGiving page has been created by Middlesbrough and Teesside Philanthropic Foundation. We would be grateful for any donations towards this great cause. Please follow the link below to donate.
This week has been National Child Mental Health Week – I know that this is something that Russ would have supported. I have no doubt that our school community will equally throw their support into raising awareness and spreading the word about critical importance of children’s mental health by supporting Team Hutton Rudby on our Three Peaks challenge.
As always, thank you for your continued support.
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