Charitable Activities

As a Trust we are committed to raising funds and resources for our chosen charity as well as charitable organisations local to our schools.

Fundraising methods across the Trust:

Virgin London Marathon

Every April a School or Trust leader runs the London Marathon on behalf of the Trust for our preferred Children’s charity.

Established as a Proud Tradition in 2017 by Ange Tyler, one of our Founders, Graham Clifford, Head of Willow Brook Primary (East London), took up the challenge in 2018, followed by Angela Sandow, Head of Saxon Way Primary (Medway), in 2019.

The Griffin Schools Trust is looking forward to the event happening again and being able to take part in our fourth one on Sunday 3rd October 2021, with Joy Davies from Park Lane Primary (Nuneaton) as our nominated runner.

Now firmly established as a GST Proud Tradition, this year we are in a unique position where we have been able to secure a charity place for ourselves, meaning we are able to run whilst fundraising for our own GST Wide Horizons.

The GST Wide Horizons charitable pot fundraises for a number of the projects throughout the Trust that supports the promoting of our students’ achievements beyond the curriculum. One such project is the Sports and Arts Fund (SAF).

The Sports and Arts Fund (SAF) was set up in 2018 for all pupils in Years 3 to 13 in the Trust to apply for support in funding extracurricular interests which they have already pursued for some time. It is intended to pay for better quality or higher standard specialist equipment that a student needs to take their skill to the next level. To date, SAF has presented over 250 awards.

To sponsor Joy please click below to go to our Donorbox page and donate:

Founders Day

Held every year in the spring term, the focus is always on community. Schools run a number of fundraising and community service events throughout the day, any money raised is split between local charities of the school’s choice and the Trust’s chosen charity. Please visit our news story to see the various events our schools held.

Challenge 26

Inspired by the 26.2 miles of the marathon, schools will be taking part in Challenge 26. Students will set themselves a sporting challenge involving the number 26. Examples of previous challenges include rowing 26 miles, doing 26 star jumps each day for 26 days, running a 26 mile relay, etc. The challenges can be completed by individuals or in groups.
To find out more please visit our Challenge 26 sub-site by clicking on the icon below: