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Oliver Barrett

150 Bike Ride -St George's Charity Cycle Ride

Total raised so far £0.00

Target £0.00

Total plus Gift Aid: £0.00

Raised offline: £0.00

My story

[p]In 2019, St George's Weybridge celebrates the 150th anniversary of the founding of the first Josephite school in Croydon in 1869. To celebrate this important date in the history of our schools and the vision of the Founder, Constant Van Crombrughe, a group of 13 staff are journeying out in October to visit three of our sister schools in Belgium. The group of staff will tour the schools and meet students and staff to establish new friendships and strengthen the bond that underpins the shared family ethos.[/p][p]Following the school visits to College Visitation in La Berliere, St Jozefsinstituut in Geraardsbergen and College Paters Jozefieten in Melle, the group will cycle all the way back to St George's College in Weybridge over a 5 day period, covering in the region of 200 miles. This journey symbolises the establishment of Josephite schools in the UK and later in the US and Democratic Republic of Congo in the latter part of the 19th century, following Van Crombrugghe's death in 1869. [/p][p]We hope that journeying in the 'Footsteps of the Founder' that we can raise money for two very important charities: St Joseph's African Aid and Rainbows Bereavement. 75% of the money raised will go to SJAA, funding projects in the DR Congo to help build schools and provide the teachers with the resources they desperately need. Many teachers at St George's already donate money to this charity to help pay the teachers' salaries. [/p][p]Rainbows is a very important charity as it supports children who have suffered bereavement, loss or who have need of counselling support due to family matters. Many Junior School children benefit from support sessions organised by staff, following training from the Rainbows Charity. 25% of the money raised from this charity event will go to Rainbows.[/p]
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Nov 11, 2019

Taisija Jones

Well done to all of you! A great achievement!


Nov 9, 2019

Emerson Grant

Well done to you all, such a great achievement (house point for you all) love Emerson Grant and family xx


Nov 6, 2019

Kaye Coleman

Well done to you all. A fantastic achievement. Kaye Coleman and family

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

Nov 4, 2019

The Amaee family

Nov 1, 2019

John Marns


Nov 1, 2019


Great effort for a great cause...inspiration to all the children at Junior School...leading by example....well done!!

Nov 1, 2019

Georgie Burt

Attitude to Riding - Good Organisation - Inconsistent Behaviour - Room for Improvement However, when taken as a whole, a great effort for great causes!!! Well Done Sir..!

£75.00 plus £18.75 Gift Aid

Nov 1, 2019

Ian Wallace

What an achievement Bridgette, Iain & team..

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

Oct 30, 2019

Fletcher and Maddy

Well done all!

Oct 30, 2019


Donations from the staff at College Melle and from those families we met on our travels!