In keeping with HFCA’s mission to empower, encourage and motivate through football, Dover Court International School, Singapore organised an amazing football tournament with children, Mums, Dads and teachers to help raise money for HFCA. The day was a huge success with families also taking part in netball, archery, gymnastics and tennis. Staff members and the Dover Court Parents Association worked extremely hard behind the scenes to make sure everyone had fun whilst raising awareness of HFCA’s important work.
"The Dover Court Association is delighted to donate the proceeds of our Family Sports Day to HFCA and we look forward to hearing more about how the charity is changing lives in Cambodia." Zoe Hancock chair of the Dover Court Parents Association
Several students in Yr 6 and Yr7 will be visiting the program later on this year and so the much needed refreshments were all provided by these children and their wonderful team of parents!
Here’s what young Jasper, aged 10 had to say about it: "HFCA is good because they raise money for kids in Cambodia but everyone at Dovercourt got to have fun too".
Ash aged 10 added, "It was a great way to make money for HFCA because it helps kids and we had fun, HFCA is a good program because it gives homeless children the chance to play sport who otherwise would not have that opportunity"
Kirstie Waring Volunteer Mum’s words "Talking to some of the parents about HFCA I think they saw how much value such a program would mean to the kids. It’s not just about football but football brings so much more to the lives of many children in Cambodia. A way to be connected, feel valued, make friends and feel a joy not often experienced. Those parents with kids who play sport understand the richness it can add to a child's life and the kids understand on a different level that some kids don’t have much and footy makes them feel good and have fun like they do”
If this wasn’t enough sport with conscience, Dover Court also delivered the very first whole school Yogathon to help raise funds. Mr Liam Johnson PE teacher did a superb job in leading the organisation of this unique fundraiser, aided by many of the schools other teachers he brought 1,082 children from Nursery –Year 6 to the playing field or school hall to take part in Ms Dobsons wonderful sequence of mindful and uplifting yoga poses and Mr Liperis’ memorable and fun cosmic yoga
“The DCIS sports family day was a fantastic turn out and the children’s and adult’s tournaments were fantastic as well as the contributions and generosity of all who participated. The successful day means we can contribute to the on goings of HFCA and the fantastic work they are doing for Cambodia! We look forward to seeing the organisation and physically contributing to the cause”.
Mr Luke Liperis PE teacher, Dover Court international school.
HFCA Founder Paraic was able to attend and thank the school personally and Sue Easton HFCA Fundraising & Liaison officer also took part and enjoyed a free hot yoga session!
HFCA volunteers Stewart and Sue Easton working hard on the day.
The deputy head of primary sums it up nicely: "Our children at Dover Court took part in a school Yogathon and a Family Fun Day in order to raise money for HFCA. The money raised will make a life changing difference to children in Cambodia and I cannot wait to hear about the experiences our children have there. A unique opportunity"
Ian Rinaldi, Deputy Head of Primary at Dover Court International School
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