Charitable Fundraising

As a Catholic School charitable fundraising is a very important aspect of our mission. Our students are encouraged to support a wide range of charities including CAFOD. The students work as individuals, as part of their form, as members of the school council  and as a whole school to raise money. Recent projects include:-

2019 to 2020 Academic Year to Date

Park Run Breakfast for Martin House – Saturday 23 November 2019

We are delighted to confirm that a sum of £1,350 has now been handed over to Martin House in Wetherby.  We wish to thank everyone who supported the event – we had a wonderful response on the day even though the running conditions were horrendous!

Student Harry Crichton was the first home for the St John Fisher team.  There are some very important thank yous:

Mrs C Gorman’s Catering Team at St John Fisher‘s gave their time for free, Avenue Bakery donated bread rolls.  Bidfood donated the bacon and pain au chocolat and Birchall’s donated drinks and eggs. We were also blessed with a large supply of Heck sausages from the Keeble family and team. A special thank you to St Aidan’s and Kate Curtis’s Team Coconut from Ripon who turned up in significant numbers to support the event.  Thank you to you all.


One of our main fundraising events is CHILDREN IN NEED which is organised by the 6th Form congress. In a week of fun filled events including a staff v student football match, bake-off, sponge the Headteacher, auction of promises and 6th Form pantomime, we raised well over £4,000 in 2018.

Harvest Tin Tower – a record-breaking number of cans (2,600+) were donated to St Pio Priory Soup Kitchen in Bradford in September 2019. Congratulations to all the students in 7F who collected the most tins.

Macmillan Coffee Morning and Cake Sale – A total of £632 was raised in September 2019.

CAFOD Soup and Roll Fundraiser – £700 in October 2019

Wellbeing Champions Cake Sale in October 2019 raised £120 for Mind.


Other Major Fund Raising Events

The Knaresborough Bed Race. Our brilliant Bed Race Team achieved our fastest time ever, supported by a group of 30+ staff on the day.  Team captain Anthony Hussey paid glowing tribute to his squad singling out Year 7 student Hattie Robson for special praise. “She steered us round the course like a future Formula 1 Racing Driver. We were utterly exhausted at the end – but a great day and a great cause to get Year 13 student Jordan Teodori Faith his prosthetic leg”. Over £1,641 was raised for this event.

‘Jogging for Jordan’ appeal including 50% of Christmas Jumper Donations 2017/18 – £4,707

Wear Red Day for the Children’s Heart Surgery Fund at Leeds General Infirmary.  In February 2017, a total of £703.45 was raised for this worthy cause.

Wear Red Day 3

The Children’s Heart Surgery Fund mascot on Wear Red Day 2017.


Xmas Jumper Day 2017

Students attended school in their uniform and in exchange for a small donation of £1 they wore a Christmas jumper in place of their blazer only. A total of £875.63 was raised making an additional £437.82 to Jordan’s fund

St John Fisher is also proud to support the work of Martin House Children’s Hospice.


Martin House

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