|Friday, February 28, 2014|
Endurance Fundraiser, Rotarian Martin Parnell, sets off on his epic challenge to run the entire South West Coast Path of England, averaging a marathon a day totalling 630 miles in 25 days on Tuesday 4th March. The challenge is part of Parnell’s ‘Quests for Kids’, an initiative including 10 endurance challenges in five years aiming to raise £560,000 for Right To Play.
Parnell is not only putting in the legwork for this challenge, as an international keynote speaker, he will be speaking at a number of different venues and events along the route to talk about his quest and to promote Right To Play.
Parnell, who is 58 years old now lives Canada but grew up in the South West of England said “I am so happy to be spending time back in this area, having grown up here I have a connection to the place and maybe I’m biased, but it’s a beautiful region of the world. I’m excited to get out there and start running, raising both funds and awareness for a charity that I am thoroughly committed to supporting.”
Find out more about Rotary Coastal Quest 630 here.
|Monday, January 27, 2014|
Right To Play supporter Anna McNuff took on the extreme challenge to cycle solo 12,000 miles across all 50 states in North America!
Starting in Alaska, wending her way through every state, she arrived at her final destination, Hawaii, in January after seven months of carrying everything she needed on her bike and spreading the word of Right To Play!
Anna Said: "I've been playing and taking part in sport for as long as I can remember, and am so grateful for the challenges and opportunities it's presented over the years. Knowing that this ride has gone some way towards providing access to sport and play for kids across the world - well, that's just awesome."
Anna has raised over £7,000 for Right To Play – thank you! Find out more about Anna’s epic bike ride.
|Friday, January 24, 2014|
|Right To Play is proud to have eight British Athlete Ambassadors competing at the Sochi Winter Olympics. They are part of a global team of over 60 Athlete Ambassadors who will not only be representing their respective countries, but Right To Play’s cause. These athletes are part of a bigger community, a community of Right To Play supporters who believe that play can transform a child’s life; the Right To Play Nation (RTPNation), find out more about the RTP Nation.
Right To Play’s Athlete Ambassadors not only inspire the children in our programmes but are all committed to helping raise money and awareness for the charity. Join us in supporting them as they compete on the world’s stage.
Chemmy Alcott is Britain’s number one alpine skier and one of Right To Play’s longest serving Athlete Ambassadors, visiting programmes in Tanzania in 2008 and actively supporting the cause ever since. She has overcome tremendous adversity and career threatening injuries to represent Team GB at Sochi, her fourth Winter Olympics. Find out more about her here.
Shelley Rudman is one of Team GB’s top skeleton athletes. She is a veteran of the Winter Olympics, having won Silver in Turin in 2006 and captaining Team GB for the Vancouver Games in 2010. 2013 was a defining year for Shelley as she not only won the World Championships but also experience Right To Play programmes for herself in Tanzania. She is one of Team GB’s top medal hopes in Sochi. Find out more about her here.
Kristan Bromley like his fiancé Shelley, is one of Team GB’s most decorated skeleton athletes. 2008 was a standout year for Kristan where he became World Champion and the overall World Cup Series winner. Kristan is a strong contender for a high placing at Sochi. Find out more about him here.
GB Short Track Speed Skating Team. The team all chose Right To Play as their charity to support in 2013 as they compete in one of the most exciting sports of the Games. They will be represented by 5 athletes in Sochi. Elise Christie is the current European Champion in the 1000m is hotly tipped for a medal as she competes in the 500m, 1000m and 1500m. Charlotte Gilmartin will also be competing in the 500m, 1000m and 1500m and will be looking to make an impact at her first Games. Jonathan Eley is the veteran of the team and will be competing in his third Games in the 500m and 1000m. Jack Whelbourne will be competing in his second Games in the 500m, 1000m and 1500m and Richard Shoebridge will be making his Winter Olympic debut in the 1000m. You can find out more about the team here.
GB Short Track Speed Skating Team
|Friday, January 17, 2014|
Global partner Chelsea FC have demonstrated their continued support by launching Play For Change, a schools fundraising pack as a joint initiative with Right To Play. The pack provides ideas, guidelines and materials for teachers to plan and carry out fundraising activities and events at their schools to raise money for Right To Play.
The Play For Change pack teaches kids how to play Right To Play games such as Mosquito Tag, provides geography and maths activities to show where we work, and activities to improve kids’ literacy, for example writing a letter to one of our Coaches. As well as loads of fundraising ideas for how they can put on events to raise money.
Chelsea are fully behind the Play For Change initiative that gives kids and schools the opportunity to win exclusive prizes, including:
Signed Chelsea FC shirts
Signed Chelsea FC balls
Training days at Chelsea FC’s Cobham training ground
Chelsea FC experience which includes a private coaching session and the chance to present their cheque on the pitch before a game at Stamford Bridge
Find out more about this great schools fundraising pack or email email@example.com with any questions you have.
|Thursday, December 12, 2013|
It was an exciting day for 20 kids from Wat Uthai School in Bangkok, Thailand on Friday 6th December, when David Monk of the Chelsea Football Club Foundation led them in a Football for Development session at Bangkok’s Super Kick facility – home to the Chelsea FC Soccer School and famous Blue Pitch.
The 10 girls and 10 boys who took part in the session were selected by their teachers for their contributions to the school’s Right To Play club.
We started working at the Wat Uthai School in 2010, training teachers how to integrate play into their lessons. The school, which has 307 students from kindergarten to Grade 6, is sandwiched between shopping malls, hotels, and night time entertainment venues in central Bangkok, so play sessions are a welcomed time to learn, let loose and have fun – and this was no exception!
Thanks to our global partner Chelsea FC for helping us bring play to children in Thailand and so many others worldwide with their continued support over the past six years. Find out more about the Chelsea partnership.
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