- 21st Jan 2021 10:43
The David Ross Education Trust holds its annual “Santa Run” to raise money for Inspiration Fund
On December 16 and December 17 2020, more than 2,500 students across the David Ross Education Trust took part in a festive fundraising event to mark the end of a term unlike any other. organised a Santa Run – where students and staff either ran or walked a course alongside their classmates, festively dressed in Santa hats and suits.
In all, pupils in 30 schools raised over£50,000 , which will be streamed into the Inspiration fund, which supports the world-class enrichment programmes and activities, such as sports clubs, music festivals and instrument lessons, available to all students at the David Ross Education Trust.
In a year that has posed significant challenges for schools across all subjects and facets of day-to-day life, the money raised from the Santa Run this year will enable the Trust to continue to enhance their students’ education through a range of enrichment opportunities that would be otherwise inaccessible.
Pupils across all age groups took part, with pupils from reception to Year 10 involved with the run. Due to coronavirus measures still in place across all of our schools, students ran and walked within their own bubbles safely at staggered times throughout the day.
Stuart Burns, Chief Executive Officer of the David Ross Education Trust, said:
“I am delighted that so many of our pupils signed up for the Santa Run and we are so proud of their efforts. We are extremely grateful to all of our students and families for supporting this event, especially at the tail end of an extremely challenging year.
“The money raised will be invaluable in funding enrichment programmes across the trust. At DRET we are focused on providing a world-class education that broadens our pupils’ horizons. Our enrichment programme is second to none in the state sector, providing wonderful opportunities for pupils to explore new things, develop their passions and discover their talents. The run is a fantastic way to support this work, and a fabulously festive way to mark the end of term!”
If you would like to support the Inspiration Fund, you can donate now by clicking here, or please contact our fundraising team at DRETevents@dret.co.uk for more information on how you can support our cause.