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.
Non-Uniform Day: On Friday 17th November, Risedale School held a non-uniform day and a Children in Need Fair in aid of BBC Children in Need. Pupils were encouraged to come to school in their own clothes for a £1 donation, and the school hall was transformed into a bustling marketplace of activities, games, cakes, and treats.
You can see photos from the event and a video of the ice bucket challenge HERE.
The whole school community came together to support the event, and the atmosphere was one of fun and excitement. The event was a resounding success, raising ⭐ £624.55 ⭐ for BBC Children in Need.
What a spooktacular night we had at the Risedale School Halloween Disco on Thursday 26th November 2023. In total the School Council raised an impressive £397.66.
To see photos from the night and all of the amazing costumes check out our news article HERE!
We are delighted to announce that for the 2022-2023 academic year Risedale pupils have demonstrated their compassion and empathy by donating their hard-earned Epriase points to our nominated House Charities.
In total £126.92 was donated to the House Charities. #TeamRisedale 💙💜🧡❤️
What a brilliant week we had at Risedale celebrating Pride and supporting the charity Humankind. Together, we were able to raise an impressive total of £930.80.
Our 'Come as Yourself' non-uniform day contributed £296.00, while our movie afternoon and cake sale raised £234.80. We also received a generous donation of £400.00 from CrossFit Darlington who decided to contribute the money they had raised to our school's total. This collaboration truly represents the spirit of togetherness and support within our community.
Cake Sale: On Tuesday 6th May, pupils and staff held a bake sale to raise money for Dementia UK. In total, they raised £91.20.
Red Nose Day: On Friday 17th March, pupils and staff at Risedale donated £1 to wear non-uniform for the day. We also had a fantastic fun-filled lunchtime of activities in the hall. A big thank you must go to all the staff who had wet sponges thrown at them - especially Dr Shephard who survived the ice-bucket challenge! You can see our photos on Facebook HERE.
The following week we also had a cookie and cake sale in The Pod raising £78.47.
Thank you to all the pupils who joined in the activities and made donations to this fantastic cause. In total, we raised £549.52!
Christmas Jumper Day: On Friday 16th December, pupils and staff at Risedale donated £1 to wear non-uniform for the day and in total we raised £259.60 for Save the Children.
Non-Uniform Day: On Friday 18th November, pupils and staff at Risedale donated £1 to wear non-uniform for the day and in total we raised £530.30 for BBC Children in Need.
Cake Sale: On Tuesday 18th October, pupils and staff held a bake sale to raise money for Parkinson's UK. In total, they raised £134.00.
Parkinson's UK, "Powered by people. Funded by you. Improving life for everyone affected by Parkinson’s. Together we'll find a cure."
Sponsored Walk: Congratulations to all pupils and staff who took part in our sponsored walk in aid of Martin House on the 15th July 2022.
Martin House is a family-led care facility for children with life-shortening conditions. It is a place where children, young people and their families can come to stay from time to time along their journey and find support, rest and practical help.
Non-Uniform Day: Pupils and staff at Risedale donated £1 to wear non-uniform for the day raising money for LGBTQ+ charity ReportOUT as well as other children's charities!
Non-Uniform Day: Pupils and staff at Risedale donated £1 to wear non-uniform for the day raising money to help the refugees of Ukraine in their time of need.
Cake Sale: In April, pupils and staff held a bake sale, raising money for two incredible charities; PAPYRUS Prevention of Young Suicide and The Great North Yorkshire Air Ambulance. In total, they raised a whopping £187.76 .
Mr Meacher, Mrs Extance and Sharon would like to say a huge thank you to all the pupils and parents who baked and supplied cakes for the sale, to the team for selling and clearing up every day and to everyone who supported the charities by buying a cake and making a donation.
On Twitter, The Great North Air Ambulance Service said, ”Thank you for all of your support, you're all amazing. 💚”
On Instagram PAPYRUS said, "Wow this is incredible. Thank you so much! 💜"
Cake Sale: Pupils and staff baked and bought cakes for a Valentine’s Day charity cake sale raising money for Martin House Children's Hospice.
Christmas Jumper Day: On Friday 17th December pupils and staff held a Christmas Jumper Day raising money for Save the Children.
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 :
Christmas Jumper Day: On Friday 18th December pupils and staff held a Christmas Jumper Day raising money for Save the Children.
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 decorate 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.
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!
Christmas Jumper Day: On Friday 20th December pupils and staff held a Christmas Jumper Day raising money for Save the Children.
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.
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.
Non-Iniform Day: 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."
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.
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
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.
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."
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!
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).
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!"
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."
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 around 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."
Sponsored Skipping and Cycling: Pupils at Risedale raised £450.55 for Sport Relief from competing in sponsored events during their lunchtimes and PE lessons.
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.
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."
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.
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.