Hello and Welcome!
The courageous and thoughtful pupils of Ripon Grammar are fundraising at the end of this October for Saint Michael's Hospice, during the school's 2018 Charity Week. It's a charity that has helped countless people in the local area, including pupils and families within our school community. As a teacher at the school and a not-in-any-way-nervous marathon novice, I am hoping your kind donations will help them make a running start (geddit?!).
About Saint Michael's Hospice: Saint Michael's is here for people who need extra support on top of the day-to-day care they receive from GPs, district nurses, hospital teams and nursing home staff. Without the hospice, these people could be left to face the complex issues and forgotten challenges of terminal illness alone. They care for people with a variety of terminal illnesses, including heart failure, respiratory illnesses and neurological conditions; as well as cancer. Saint Michael's also provides bereavement support services and counselling.Your donations are vital in raising the £5 million needed annually to provide this care.
This short video from Saint Michael's puts it better than I can: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XvluWKgPvYU
The Run Itself: Is on Sunday 14th October in my home city of York.
Please ensure I go the distance and help this brilliant charity continue its vital and varied work in the Ripon and Harrogate area! All donations of any amount welcomed - thank you!
PS - If you are a pupil or staff member at RGS and would prefer to make an offline donation, I will be carrying a bucket and sponsorship forms near-continuously from the week commencing October 1st. Please do track me down in person!