28 March 2017
Will Harrison (Deputy Diocesan Secretary) and Jackie Waters-Dewhurst (Director of Education) (pictured above) are getting ready to take part in the City of Lincoln 10K (2nd April 2017) in aid of The Bishop of Lincoln’s Ready For School Fund.
The Bishop of Lincoln’s Ready For School Fund is a relatively new fund that is to be spent on children who are lacking the things that they need in order to confidently access the full life of school and the curriculum, and so also aims to help individual children to keep up with their peers.
Grants will be made through the fund to headteachers so that they may seek to meet some of the identified needs of individual pupils. Items such as revision booklets, coats, school uniform or PE kit, lunchboxes, cookery ingredients or art or maths equipment are just some examples of where the fund might be put to work, with the fund guided by an awareness of the effect on a child of being unable to participate in school activities alongside their peers because of belonging to a family living in poverty.
The fund is a practical expression of the diocesan central staff’s commitment to service as an outworking of – and central to – faith. The prayer is that funds will continue to meet the very real social needs in our schools and witness to the generosity of God through His people. Every penny raised will, through headteachers, go to the pupils thanks to the generosity of the Lincoln Diocesan Trust and Board of Finance in administering the fund at no cost.
So far this year, central diocesan staff have raised over £1400 by holding a Sale of Work during Lincoln Christmas Market, and sponsorship is now being sought for Will and Jackie as they seek to raise funds by running the City of Lincoln 10K.
To pledge sponsorship money for them, please visit the MyDonate page, which may be found here
Jackie will be looking ahead to the Lincoln 10K with Rod Whiting on BBC Radio Lincolnshire on Sunday morning (2nd April 2017) from around 8.20am.