Letter to Parent

Dear Parent,

You may have heard about the ChallengeAid initiative in which we are supporting and taking part. We thought you would appreciate some further information on the project and how it will benefit not only your child and your school/club but also help schoolchildren in developing countries.

ChallengeAid is a registered charity, was launched in 2005 and has been growing rapidly since then. The charity is now supported by the Youth Sport Trust and UK Sport and has also been endorsed by double Olympic gold medallist Kelly Holmes and the British & Irish Lions’ Rugby Captain Martin Johnson and more recently the British & Irish Lions’ George North.

Your child will be sponsored to run, jog or walk at least one mile to raise at least £1. Half of the money raised by the children will be kept by your school/club to be spent on extra curricular activities while the other half will go towards creating much more needed Schools of Hope (SoH) by ChallengeAid in the slum settlements in East Africa, particularly Kenya, Mombasa and now we have opened four SoH in Arusha, Tanzania.

We intend this to be a fun experience as well as one which encourages fitness, health and exercise. The fundraising event will enable your school/club to improve its sports equipment. We are also keen to raise awareness of the needs of schools in developing countries and to help these schools improve the quality of education by helping to provide books, clothes, medical care and in some cases school meals.

What we ask of you is that you help your child fill in their sponsorship form and ensure that they come to school with the appropriate clothing and footwear in order to take part in the event.

We thank you for your support.
Head Teacher