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Charity

Charity Work and Fundraising:

As a school we do an amazing amount of fundraising and support for both local and national charities. Our pupils are keen to engage in many fundraising activities to help those less fortunate than themselves in our local and wider community.

£1453.56 raised for Children in Need 2021:

In October and November 2021 Risedale School raised an amazing ⭐️£1453.56⭐️ for BBC Children in Need! THANK-YOU so much to everyone who baked, skipped and donated their time and money. Here's the breakdown :

  • £568.74 Non-uniform day
  • £634.58 Let's Skip for Children in Need
  • £49.00 Staff raffle
  • £37.00 Activities and games in the Library
  • £60.00 Pudsey Bear raffle (Pudsey was kindly made and donated by our former Risedale Office Manager Liz Joy)
  • £81.67 Arlen's cake sale
  • £9.51 Guess the number of sweets in the tub (9Campbell)
  • £13.06 Guess the name of the bear (9Campbell)

£218.20 raised for Save the Children UK - ​18th December 2020:

Christmas Jumper Day: ​On Friday 18th December pupils and staff held a Christmas Jumper Day raising money for Save the Children.

​​​£172.00 raised for local charities and good causes - ​11th February 2020:

Valentine's Dance: Y7-9 pupils had a great time at the Valentine's Dance on 11th February. We raised £172.00 for charity. Thank you to all the staff who supervised the event and to those who helped decorating the hall beforehand 🎈. A big thank you to The Student Council and Mrs Hailwood for organising the event as well as our fantastic DJ, Mr Tivinan 🐼. It was lovely to see the kids having such a fun time!

Click here to see our photos on Facebook.

​​£114.32 raised for Lazer Cheer Academy - ​17th December 2020:

Cake Sale: Risedale pupils Jessica Hamilton, Chloe Sharp and Ella-Mae Harton raised ⭐️£114.32⭐️ for their forthcoming trip to Atlanta, Georgia where they'll compete in one of the biggest cheerleading competitions in the USA alongside their squad from Lazer Cheer Academy. Well done and good luck!

£290.04 raised for Save the Children - Friday 20th December 2019:

Christmas Jumper Day: On Friday 20th December pupils and staff held a Christmas Jumper Day raising money for Save the Children.

​£425.43 rasied for ​Children in Need 2019:

Our Christmas Fair raised an amazing total of ⭐️£425.43⭐️ for BBC Children in Need. Thank you to everyone at Risedale who gave up their time to organise a stall and plan for the fair and also to everyone who came and supported the evening.

Click here to see our photos on Facebook.

£265.34 raised for Macmillan Cancer Support - 27th September 2019:

Cake at Break: Pupils and staff raised a fantastic total of £265.34. A big thank-you to all the pupils/parents/carers who baked such delicious cakes for the pupils to sell and to everyone that made a donation and enjoyed them. There was a lovely atmosphere in room 6 as pupils queued to buy their cakes and raffle tickets to support Macmillan.

​£504 raised for Wooden Spoon; The Children's Charity of Rugby - 19th July 2019:

Following England International Rugby player Tamara Taylor's visit to Risedale in March 2019 it was decided that we would hold a non-uniform day to raise funds for Wooden Spoon; The Children's Charity of Rugby and we raised £500!

"By getting involved, together we can change children’s lives through the power of  rugby."

​£3785.66 raised for YoungMinds - 28th June 2019:

Congratulations to all the Risedale staff and pupils that took part in our 10 mile charity walk challenge for YoungMinds Trust on Friday 28th June. It was a brilliant day and everyone thoroughly enjoyed themselves. Fantastic weather, great company and many happy memories made. Well done everyone we raised a fantastic total of £3785.66!!! #TeamRisedale.

Click here to see our video from the sponsored walk.

In 2018 Risedale raised an amazing total of £881.33 for Journey with Joshua and received this certificate signed by Joshua himself!

Well done everyone we did it! Joshua's wish came true and was able to go to Lapland Christmas 2018 #MakingMemories

Non-Uniform Day in July ​raised 493.95 and our Charity Fashion Show in November raised £387.38 totalling £881.33

​£367.40 raised for Save the Children - Friday 21st December 2018:

Christmas Jumper Day: On Friday 21st December pupils and staff held a Christmas Jumper Day raising money for Save the Children.

Click here to see our video from the last day of term.

£387.38 raised for Journey with Joshua - 28th November 2018:

Charity Fashion Show: Pupils and staff strutted their stuff on Wednesday 28th November modelling clothes by F&F at Tesco (Tesco Catterick Garrison community) raising money for 'Journey With Joshua' an organisation which supports a local boy, Joshua Jessop, who in 2010 was diagnosed with the fatal muscle wasting disease Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD).

Journey with Joshua: Facebook and Twitter

Joshua's Mum, Karen Jessop said: "Joshua had an amazing night at @RisedaleCollege yesterday evening being part of their F&F @Tesco fashion show. He even got to go on the Catwalk! Thank you so much to everyone involved in making a magical memory for us all."

Click here to see our photos on Facebook.

£244.00 raised for Macmillan Cancer Support - 28th September 2018:

Cake at Break: Pupils and staff raised an amazing total of £244.00! A special thank you goes to Tillie Done, Emily Beadle, Abigail Smith, Bradley Best, and of course Mrs Townsend, for running the pupil and staff cake sales. An extra big thank you also goes to all the parents/carers/pupils that donated and made cakes - we had an absolute feast for Macmillan this year!

Click here to see our photos on Facebook.

£493.95 rasied for Journey with Joshua - 20th July 2018:

Non-Uniform Day: ​The Risedale Student Council decided to hold a non-uniform day to raise funds for Joshua; a local boy who on the 16th June 2010 was diagnosed with the fatal muscle wasting Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD).

Journey with Joshua: Facebook and Twitter

Joshua's Mum, Karen Jessop said: "Oh wow! Thank you so much and please send our best wishes to everyone who took the time to dress down today. The funds raised will go towards a private meeting with Santa, a husky ride and meeting the reindeer which is on Joshua’s list of things to do there. Hoping everyone has a fantastic summer break. Looking forward to our Fashion Show fundraiser in November!"

£2,900.00 raised for Risedale's DofE Group - 13th July 2018:

A very big thank-you goes to the Rotary Club of Richmond, N. Yorks who donated £2,900.00 by raising money from a variety of fundraising activities to support our DofE pupils.

Parent/carer said: "Thank you to all the staff for giving up their own time to support the students and giving them the chance to develop their skills. My daughter has thoroughly enjoyed both her bronze and silver awards. Well done to you all."

Parent/carer said: "My son was in the first group to start DofE through Risedale. It has been amazing to watch a small group of students grow with confidence and knowledge and now that they have almost completed their silver award it’s great to see, that with the enthusiasm from both students and staff, more pupils are taking on this amazing opportunity. A massive thank you to all at Risedale x."

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£5,641.10 raised for ​Cancer Research UK - 20th April 2018:

Race for Life / 10 mile Charity Walk: This event was organised to support Vice Principal, Mr Yates, who ran the London Marathon on Sunday 22nd April raising money for Cancer Research UK in memory of his late father.

Event organiser Associate Assistant Principal, Mrs Hailwood, said: "It was an amazing day! I was so proud of all the kids and the staff. It was a very warm day and a real challenge for some of those taking part but that’s why I’m so pleased we did it; everyone tried their absolute best and we all made it round the course. A big thank-you to Mr Thomson for marking out the route, to the Army for all their help and allowing us to use the training area for the day, but mostly to our fantastic students who made the day so much fun and raised the incredible total of £5,641.10."

£450.55 raised for Sport Relief​ - March 2018:

Sponsored Skipping and Cycling: Pupils at Risedale raised £450.55 for Sport Relief from competing in sponsored events during their lunchtimes and PE lessons.

£28.80 raised for World Book Day​ - 1st March 2018:

Library Quiz: Pupils entered a competition organised by the library at a cost of 10p per entry raising a total of £28.80 for Book Aid International on World Book Day.

£160.83 raised for ​Marie Curie - ​​23rd February 2018:

Marie Curie Daffodils: ​On Friday 23rd February Mrs Townsend, with the help of Tillie Done (9Smart), raised an amazing total of £160.83 for Marie Curie UK selling daffodils at Tesco, Catterick Garrison. Mrs Townsend was absolutely over the moon with the final figure and wanted to thank all those that were able to support her and this fantastic charity on the day.

Mrs Townsend said: "Our students are very supportive when it comes to raising money for charity. I am extremely proud to be part of the Risedale team where both staff and students really do work as a 'community' when it comes to supporting charities."

£300.00 raised for Help for Heroes - ​22nd December 2017:

Christmas Jumper Day: On Friday 22nd December Risedale pupils and staff raised a total of £300.00 for Help for Heroes Official - Phoenix House Personnel Recovery Centre, Catterick Garrison by holding a Christmas Jumper Day.

£820.50 rasied for ​Children in Need 2017:

Non-Uniform Day and Children in Need Fair: Pupils were able to wear non-uniform and join in with the annual Risedale Children in Need Fair. The fair was held during lunchtime with stalls, games, cakes sales and prizes galore. The pupils particularly enjoyed the ‘duct tape challenge’ and ‘pogo competition’. A big thank-you to Associate Assistant Principal, Mrs Hailwood and her Student Council Team for all their hard work. Special mentions and thanks go to Emily Beadle (10 Campbell) for organising prize donations from Tesco and Empire Cinemas, Catterick Garrison and to Phoebe Harvey (8 Westwood) for selling the majority of the raffle tickets during lunch times.