Young athletes at Cranleigh School raised more than £80,000 on Sunday, taking part in The Schools Triathlon.
The Schools Triathlon is the largest young-persons fundraising event across the UK, and this year we’ve come to Cranleigh School to see what it’s all about.
Since its inception in 2015, over 9,000 young triathletes have taken part and raised over £1.3 million for Restless Development and hundreds of local charities.
Every year, events across the UK host hundreds of teams of four where children come up with wacky team names, and swim, cycle and run whilst raising money for Restless Development and hundreds of local great causes.
This year has been the biggest year yet, with over 6,200 young people taken part across seven events, with over 800 young athletes raising over £80,000 at Cranleigh School alone!
This year, Restless Development was successful in winning UK Aid Match, meaning for every £1 donated between the 7th of March and 6th of June, the UK Government will contribute £1 to match.
Through training and support for out of school girls and their communities, the Power Up Appeal is helping to make sure more girls in Sierra Leone and around the world can claim the education and opportunities they have a right to.
Restless Development will work closely with communities in Sierra Leone to ensure that girls are enrolled or re-enrolled into school, stay in school, and move up into higher education or build their careers.
Donations will fund their training, equipping girls with the skills and motivation to overcome barriers and excel in school, and encourage their communities to create and support them to access their education and realise their rights.
The impact of your donation:
£50 could support one young female volunteer to mentor hundreds of young girls each month on literacy, numeracy, leadership, and life skills
£350 could refurbish and maintain a school for 100 girls in one community
£2,000 could run a business skills training for over 500 girls on careers such as carpentry and tailoring
Volunteers are the event day cogs and nothing would be possible without the trusted support they give Restless Development and the young people taking part.
As you can see from the video, from having a coffee in the morning whilst greeting new teams, to cheering the last team member across the finish line, volunteers get to be a part of a fun, action-packed, and meaningful day for charity.
If you’d like to get involved with next year’s events, contact Restless Development at email@example.com
If you’d like your child’s school to take part, then get in touch with the Schools Triathlon team at firstname.lastname@example.org.