Over 4000 pupils and hundreds of staff from Rise Multi Academy Trust Schools will collectively travel 2575 miles.
All of the schools from the Rise MAT family will be taking part in the famous Rainbows Santa Run. Our aim is to complete the distance from Rainbows Loughborough Hospice in Loughborough, to Santa’s workshop in the North Pole to raise vital funds for this wonderful charity.
Last year 20 schools took part and raised an impressive £6,000! This year we will be 25 schools strong, as our pupils get into the festive spirit by dressing up and walking, skipping or running the 2575 miles around sports fields, school halls and play areas to cumulatively complete the distance it would take to reach Santa in his workshop.
As the famous Helen Keller once said “alone we can do so little, together we can do so much”. Which is why we know, by working together we can achieve this huge distance, whilst having fun and raising vital funds for Rainbows.
Mark Cole, CEO of Rise MAT, said: “Being a part of Rise MAT means having a commitment to the community and helping our children realise what we can all achieve if you work together. We want to provide our schools with the opportunity to work in collaboration with each other, and what better way to do so than with a fun filled Christmas themed fun run raising awareness and vital funds for an amazing charity”
The Santa Run is part of the Rise Pupil Charter, where every year group in our family of schools have the opportunity to take part in a trust event.
Rainbows support babies, children and young people with a life threatening / life limiting condition, along with their families, from across the East Midlands. They support every baby, child and young person to fulfil their potential making the most of every precious moment. They brighten short lives, and support families. To find out more about the amazing work they do, please visit this link.
To see how we are doing please visit our Just Giving page, not only can you see our joint total, but also that of each school. All donations, no matter how small are greatly received.Donate here.
We can’t wait to see all of our pupils and staff having fun and helping to brighten the lives of the children and young people at Rainbows.