Best of Hartlepool: School proud to be sponsoring our search for fundraiser of the year

A school – which prides itself on its excellent fundraising – is backing the search to find a community hero.

Tuesday, 3rd December 2019, 11:45 am
Updated Tuesday, 3rd December 2019, 3:48 pm
English Martyrs staff and students are pictured giving their support to the Hartlepool Special Needs Support Group Christmas Jumper Day in 2018.
English Martyrs staff and students are pictured giving their support to the Hartlepool Special Needs Support Group Christmas Jumper Day in 2018.

The English Martyrs School and Sixth Form College are proud to be a sponsor for this year’s Best of Hartlepool Awards.

And Steve Hope, the English Martyrs Communication & Events Co-ordinator, explained why they were keen to back one category in particular.

“This year we have decided to sponsor the Fundraiser of the Year category. At EMS, we pride ourselves on the fundraising we do for local and national charities throughout different events each year.

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“We fundraise for five charities each year as part of our House system. This year’s charities are Alice House Hospice, Hospital of God, Live Life, Give Life, Alopecia UK & Neoangels.

“These are picked every year by our students, they usually have some link to them.”

The support from the school goes even further.

Steve added: “Annually we take part in Hartlepool Speacial Needs Support Group Christmas Jumper Day. We have done this for the past four years and raised just over £4000 for them. We are taking part again this year.

“As part of our transition week we do a mini Miles for Men run and raise money for them – again we have done this for a few years now.

“We also have Advent and Lent charities and this year we are focusing on St Aidan’s food kitchen.”

Our thanks go to the sponsors who helped to make the awards possible. They are Utility Alliance, Stagecoach North East, Specsavers, English Martyrs, Hartlepool Sixth Form and Northern School of Arts.

The awards evening will be held at Hardwick Hall on Wednesday, December 4.

Awards will be handed out in categories which include Volunteer of the Year, Community Group, Sports Team, Fundraiser of the Year, Carer of the Year and Student of the Year.

Once the event is all over, watch out for a comprehensive round-up of all the results in a supplement with all the results to be published in the week after the finals.