On Tuesday 30th April, Osmund Company at St Mary’s Calne School in the Wiltshire Downs, raised over £400 for Children on the Edge by inviting Peter Wilson MBE to speak at a fundraising dinner. Peter is the gold medal winner for Double Trap Shooting at the London 2012 Olympic Games.
Following a delicious supper with pupils and staff, Peter gave an entertaining and enlightening talk about his experiences leading up to the double trap final.
Peter’s obvious enthusiasm for the sport, his commitment to hard work and practice, and his ultimate ambition to make his dream come true, were inspirational for the young and not so young alike! Bringing along his gold medal provided an ideal photo opportunity for many of the pupils and many autographs were signed!
We are hugely thankful to both Peter and Osmund Company at St Mary’s Calne who, in addition to this event, have raised £250 through their ‘bob a job’ campaign and mufti day. Altogether the amount they raised will pay for rent on a classroom and a hot meal each day for 100 working children, for three months at our Learning Centres in Bangladesh.
If you or your school would like to fundraise for our projects then please do get in touch.