Old Greshamian and former Head Girl, Alex Paske (2004 - 2009) founded the Mintridge Foundation in 2015 and we are excited to be joining her on a big challenge in May 2019 to support this wonderful charity.
The Mintridge Foundation is a registered charity dedicated to enhancing life skills in young people through sport. They provide a support network for young people by harnessing the power of positive sporting role models. The Mintridge Foundation assists young people of all ages, abilities and physical capabilities to develop confidence and resilience, and creates awareness of the importance of mental and physical wellbeing through sport.
Our team of Ambassadors - Olympians, Paralympians and other professional sports stars from over 20 sports, both team and individual - work with young people in schools, clubs and academies across the UK. Starting with visits including assemblies, coaching clinics and classroom sessions tailored to each organisation’s requirements, our ambassadors can then provide one- on- one remote mentoring in a safeguarded environment, delivered via technology such as Skype and Playwaze to build a lasting legacy for individuals.
The Mintridge Foundation’s successes demonstrate the incredible power of sport; from a mentee’s selection to represent Great Britain in their chosen field to enabling disabled children to find confidence and happiness just through participation. Understanding life after sport, we also support our Ambassadors in their transition from active sport to the next stage of their careers.
On 20th May 2019, Alex will be cycling over 100 miles between the three schools that she attended between 1996 and 2009.
Alex is delighted that she will be joined by Mrs Flower and other members of the Gresham's staff as well as some OGs to keep morale up throughout the challenge.
Alex will arrive to a reception where she will be able to share memories and fundraising achievements with everyone.
What a week it will be and the money raised by students and staff at Gresham's will go towards a sports mentoring programme with the Mintridge Foundation. We have already seen the positive impact that it has through programmes delivered by Mintridge and England Netballers, Pamela Cookey and Eboni Usoro - Brown.