We are delighted to announce that our Sports Dinner raised over £7000 for The Rainbow Centre Sri Lanka and Yorkshire Air Ambulance. The black tie event was held to mark the school’s sports tour to Sri Lanka in the summer and was attended by alumni, parents, staff and friends of the school.
The Rainbow Centre Sri Lanka provides daily education, food, welfare, medical treatment and support to children living in extreme poverty in south western Sri Lanka. Our pupils will be visiting the centre as part of their summer tour and will be spending the day with the children. Yorkshire Air Ambulance has to raise £12,000 a day to keep functioning. As a rapid response air emergency service, the charity serves a population of approximately five million people across four million acres with just two air ambulances.
The dinner featured guest speaker David Trick, former Bath and England player and current president of Bath Rugby and also included an auction. Among the 13 prizes guests could bid for were a London 2012 Olympics Team GB Cycling Shirt signed by Sir Chris Hoy, a week in a luxury ski chalet in Saint Martin, a signed Toulon Rugby Ball by Jonny Wilkinson, assorted South Africa and Australia Rugby memorabilia and a number of signed sports shirts. The auction was instrumental in raising the final total.
The event was organised by Mr Cook, Director of Sport who said “It was a great night and I would personally like to thank all those who attended and donated prizes for their generosity and for making the evening so enjoyable. Everyone is really excited about the Sri Lanka Tour, which will be an amazing experience for our pupils. We are delighted to be splitting the amount raised on the night between two such worthwhile charities.”