Kimbolton Prep is proud to be supporting the Mintridge Foundation as our charity partner for the summer term of 2019.
Old Kimboltonian, Alex Paske (1998 - 2004) founded the charity in 2015 and we are excited to be joining her on a big challenge in May.
The Mintridge Foundation is a registered charity dedicated to enhancing life skills in young people through sport. It provides 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.
Its 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 success demonstrates 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, the charity also supports its Ambassadors in their transition from active sport to the next stage of their careers.
On 20th May 2019, Alex will be cycling just over 100 miles between the three schools that she attended between 1996 and 2009.
The cycle will be the launch of a 'Mintridge Week' at Kimbolton Prep, when we will be raising money for the Foundation. Alex is delighted that she will be joined by Mr Foley (Headmaster) and some of the Year 6 pupils as well as some of the OKs for certain parts of the cycle, to keep morale up throughout the challenge. Some of the Year 6 students will be taking leadership positions to support the development of the challenge as well.
Later in the week, the whole school will be running, walking, hopping or skipping a MINTRIDGE MILE to raise even more valuable funds for which the charity is incredibly grateful.
Alex will also be the Guest Speaker at our Speech Day on Friday 24th May where she will be able to share memories and fundraising achievements with everyone.