We have kicked the new year of fundraising off with a whole variety of events that have supported a range of very deserving causes.
We started by holding a cake stall in support of St Barnabas Hospice in memory of Mrs Millard’s brother who was cared by their staff. We celebrated what would have been his 40th birthday by selling and eating some of his favourite cakes – we raised just over £200.
On Friday 22nd of September we had our first non-uniform day of the year in support of Jeans for Genes raising over £700 that will aid research into genetic disorders and also help those families dealing with genetic disorders.
We then tried to bring out the talents of the would-be Mary Berry’s and Paul Hollywood’s amongst the staff by encouraging them to bake it or fake it for the MacMillan Coffee Morning on the 30th September. The sale of their cakes to staff and students raised £131.
Students have also begun to fundraise in a variety of ways to try and support Michael Howard-Bold’s appeal to raise money for the Royal Marsden, where he is currently receiving treatment. So far we have had a cake stall and charity football match between staff and students which have raised just over £245. We also have several students in Y8 and 9 who have signed up to a sponsored ‘Shave or Dye’ event taking place on the last day of term that is also going to raise money to contribute to Michael’s appeal.
As we go to press we are gearing up for our RAG Week 17th – 21st October with the sixth form spearheading a whole range of fun activities – lip-sync battles, soak the teacher, dizzy penalties challenge to name just a few to raise money for a variety of charities. We will update you after half term as to the funds they raised and the charities that benefitted from the hard work and good hearts of our student body.
The running total for this year after just 6 weeks of school is a fantastic £1277: it looks like we could be in for a record breaking year – roll on Children in Need on 18th November when we hope again our students will be doing ‘Spotacular’ Pudsey themed things to raise an even more spectacular amount of money to help those young people in need of support in this country.