Our Community

 We feel that Scarcroft sits at the heart of our community here in York.  As well as the fundraising that The Friends of Scarcroft School do, numerous children, parents, grandparents, friends, brothers, sisters, aunts and uncles raise money for other charities.  Here are some of the amazing efforts our friends are a part of.

Ride the Night

Three very determined mums are taking part in this year’s Ride the Night for women vs cancer.  This 100km bike ride through London raising money for women’s cancer charities – read their story here https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/sarahgemmaanna 


OLLIE HOW – 24th World Scout Jamboree

My name is Ollie How and I am an ex-pupil at Scarcroft. I am now in year 8 at Millthorpe and along with 35 other young people aged between 14 and 18 from North Yorkshire I have been selected to go to the 24th World Scout Jamboree in August 2019. We will be representing York, North Yorkshire and the U.K among 40,000 scouts from all over the world. The World Scout Jamboree is an event which is held every 4 years in a different country and this time will be held in America.

On this 3-week trip we will be staying in the biggest scout reserve in the world meeting, working with, learning about and interacting with other young people from all over the world.  
The World Scout Jamboree aims to bring people from around the world together, building international understanding, co-operation and friendship.
However, I have to raise the money to fund my trip and help subsidise those going from countries in the developing world. So far, I have cleaned teachers’ & neighbours’ cars and have been offering odd jobs round my neighbourhood. I have been busking at Christmas and on Mother’s Day we put on a tea, cake and musical afternoon with many lovely performances from family and friends. I am planning to do a stall at the Bishy Road street party as well as the Scarcroft Summer and Christmas fairs, as well as a sponsored bike ride across North Yorkshire.
If anyone in the Scarcroft community is willing to support my fundraising and has any odd jobs they want doing or want their car cleaned, cat looked after etc. in return for a small donation to my fund, please E-Mail me at olliehow04@outlook.com or E-Mail my mum rachelhow@talktalk.net
On behalf of the 15 Scouts going from York to the jamboree, we are also looking for any corporate sponsorship from companies that would help to fund our amazing journey. If you have any work connections where this would help please e-mail me or my mum again.
Thank you, Ollie

London Marathon 2018

Well done to all our wonderful marathon runners too!

Helen Barlow raised an amazing £3000 for Kidney Research and Team VICTA made up of Scarcroft and ex-Scarcroft Parents raised an astonishing £20,000 for VICTA, a charity that supports children and young people who are blind or partially sighted and their families across the UK.  To find out more about these inspirational parents and why they are raising money check out https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/hbarlow and https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/fundraiser-display/showROFundraiserPage?userUrl=victa1000&isTeam=true