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The Christmas Challenge

The Christmas Challenge

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This project received pledges on Wed 23 Dec 2015

Raising funds for the Roger Lupton Scholarships at Sedbergh School - giving the chance of a life-changing Sedbergh education to truly deserving youngsters.

Why you should help

Sedbergh School has combined forces with The SpringBoard Bursary Foundation, their partner charities, local authorities and state day schools, to actively search for youngsters from the most disadvantaged social groups (with a joint family income of less than £15,000) who will truly benefit from a Sedbergh education. After selection these youngsters are assessed for their ability to thrive in a boarding school environment, then carefully prepared and finally matched to the most appropriate school. Critically, support for the pupil and his/her family from both SpringBoard and the other partner organisations is maintained throughout and beyond school. This formula has been proven to deliver real and positive results for the pupil, the school and the home community.

'The opportunities here are endless.  I am privileged to have been given this chance of a life changing experience'  Year 11 Roger Lupton Scholar

The Roger Lupton Scholarships Appeal has already raised £700,000 and supported the education of 9 pupils.  We are now hoping to raise another £20,000 with this Christmas Challenge.

How your gift will help 

Because it is Christmas, every pound donated will be matched £ for £, giving you the chance of helping to raise £40,000 towards a scholarship and (with the contribution from SpringBoard) of providing a youngster with two precious years at Sedbergh School. 

'I don't want to leave'  Year 11 Roger Lupton Scholar

So get in to the Christmas spirit and please help make a dream come true!

Matched funding for every gift – including gift aid

We have £20,000 of matched funding available, pledged by Springboard and one of our loyal donors. This is your chance to double your money at the click of a mouse. 

Donate now, get in to the Christmas spirit and make the dream of a Sedbergh education a reality for a youngster who really deserves it.

Not only will it make their Christmas but it will change a life!

Watch our video for more stories about how the Roger Lupton Scholarships are really changing lives

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