The Charity Group
The charity group has always been very busy this term, year 8 baked cakes and sold them to raise funds for Macmillan cancer research. We collected over 260 shoe boxes for the Christmas child appeal. Non uniform day in November raised a massive £1,0051. pounds for Children in Need. We had a live band performance from two of our very successful and popular school bands. Friday 5th December the school wore Christmas jumpers to raise funds for our school PSA, they had contributed bottles, chocolates, money and jam jars filled with sweets to be sold at the fair. The poppy appeal and sales of poppies was £355.00. Mr Wylie and colleagues baked cakes and started to persuade a number of members of staff into running a half marathon or 10K in the ABP Southampton race in April. We will be raising funds for teenage Cancer Charity Trust. We will also have our own Fun run in school when the weather gets a bit better.
Our next project is to support an orphanage in Kenya and to provide them with school uniform so that they can attend school. An ex pupil of the school, Beth, has already been into school and explained how she got involved in the orphanage and is now a main trustee. In January the charity group will visit each tutor group and explain how they can help.
As always we are grateful to each and every member of our school who contributes in whatever way in donating money, offering support and ideas for fund raising and to the charity group who give up their time each week and for each event.
If you need support for a charity close to your heart please speak to any member of the charity group or come along to a meeting and tell us what you need.