16/01/2017

Sporting Legends raise funds to educate children about everyday dangers

Park House School, is well known for its effective and supportive sporting programmes and coaching. But recently success in sport took on a different meaning as it was used to raise funds for children’s charity ‘OK Our Kids’.

Rugby Legends
Sean Fitzpatrick with his 92 test caps and Zinzan Brooke with his 58 test caps and his reputation for the legendary 47m drop goal in the 1995 Rugby World Cup were guests at the ‘Evening With’ style charity event.


Staff and students at Park House School had elected ‘OK Our Kids’ to be their chosen charity for the year. The Evening raised over £4,000 to support ‘OK Our Kids’ set up by Tony and Lynn Churchill in 2013 to educate children about every day dangers.

Rugby Legends
The charity aims to provide every Primary School child in the UK with a copy of their book ‘Watch Out’ which is a child’s guide to everyday dangers such as Internet Awareness, Stranger danger, Drugs, Alcohol and how to say ‘No’.


Tickets to the ‘Evening with’ event were sold, with all of the funds going toward the charity, which has as its patron the Inspirational Olympian Katherine Grainger.
At the event, attendees were treated to a curry and a glass of wine, and a Q and A session with two of the most legendary All Blacks of all time before an auction of signed All Blacks memorabilia boosted the funds raised a total of £4,000 total.


The event resonated particularly with the school community. Derek Peaple, Headteacher at Park House School recently used the All Blacks as an inspirational case study on success recently before students went on to achieve the best GCSE results ever attained at Park House School.


Other schools or community centres wishing to host a "Legends" evening involving these Celebrities, raising money for "OK" Our Kids, can ring Tony Churchill, Co- founder of the Charity on 0785 4444 775.

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