The quiz on Friday 23rd February was a bigger success than I could have hoped for. Thank you to everyone who either came along, made a bid on the auction, donated a prize. The final counting has been done and the event raised £713.82 which is just brilliant.
The quiz is looming. Tonight 7pm.
New items have been added to the auction list (see below). Bidding is already open, get your offers in now!!!
Bring loose change for Play your cards right (50p a go), Champagne Pitch and Toss (winner is the person who gets their coin closest to the champagne – any coinage welcome on that one) and the raffle (50p a ticket or a strip for £2, numerous bottles of wine, beer, sweets, cakes and flowers available as prizes).
Looking forward to seeing you there,
Auction items confirmed:
£20 Nail voucher from a local mobile Nail technician. Highest bid so far: £12
Pamper day with Serene Skin and Beauty – chocs, prosecco, massage and luxury facial (usually would be £120).
Two chiropractor sessions (introductory and follow up) with local chiro Carrie Phillips (usually would be £110).
Two personal trainer sessions with Chris Bone – PT at Pure Gym Altrincham. (£40/sessions.)
Two personal trainer sessions with Rachel Gravel – PT at Pure Gym Altrincham and TBT Sale. (£40/session.)
One personal trainer session with Chris Jones – PT at Pure Gym Altrincham (also has access to own studio). (£45/session.)
(Pure Gym Altrincham have agreed to provide 1 month free membership to go alongside the PT sessions so that people who aren’t members of the gym can still bid on them.)
60 minute massage at Marix Therapy – Timperley (usually would be £60).
3 months karate lessons at Altrincham Football Club – approx. cost £100. Highest bid so far: £25
8 yoga sessions with Amanda Riley at Inhale yoga (in Hale) – (usually would be £60).
Signed Shay Given autobiography – priceless (if you’re a ROI, Manchester City, Newcastle United or Aston Villa fan?!)
Half hour foot care treatment vouchers for Instep Footcare, Altrincham (opposite the markets) (usually would be £36).
Dalwhinnie Winter’s Gold single malt Scotch whisky – retails at approx. (usually would be £40). Highest bid so far: £35
A half hour clay pigeon shooting lesson in Cloudside
Bidding will close tonight at 8pm. You can email a bid to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please note – the charity quiz which will take place This Friday will be at 7pm and not 6pm as previously published.
looking forward to seeing you all.
Year 7 have raised a total of £3,666.21 for anti-leprosy charity, Lepra. This is more than £20 per students and is significantly higher than previous totals. Students were asked to fundraise over a fortnight and undertook activities as varied as cake sales, sponsored silences and swim-athons.
Lepra will present the year group with a commemorative plaque and have thanked the AGGS community for transforming the lives of 180 young adults in rural India.
R.E.D. January is over, with Mr Carr running a total distance of 103 miles. As revealed in the previous newsletter, February will see Mr Carr host a charity quiz here at AGGS on Friday 23rd at 6pm. The cost is £12 per team with each team having a maximum of 8 members. It’s an adult only event so leave the kids at home and come along for the fun. Bring your own refreshments and some spare money to get involved in the “between round” activities.
As an added challenge Mr Carr will be doing some swimming over the next 6 months. Back in 2014 he swam the equivalent of the channel at its narrowest point – 21 miles – in the pool. This time he is aiming to swim the equivalent of its widest point – 150 miles – over 6 months in the pool and outdoors.
Please donate at uk.virginmoneygiving.com/JohnCarr121212.
More info on Mr Carr’s blog at johnscharity121212.wordpress.com.
Contact Mr Carr on his charity email for details relating to any of his events, or if you can offer raffle/auction prizes for the quiz, at email@example.com.
So far this academic year we have managed to raise over £5000 for charity and before the end of the year we hope to raise even more. This term the charity we will be supporting is Teenage Cancer Trust. Teenage Cancer Trust is a cancer care and support charity in the UK that exists to improve the cancer experience of young people aged 13–24.
Events taking place this term include:
- Valentine’s Day Cake Sale on Thursday, 8th February
- Pancake Sale on Wednesday, 28th February
- Pink Day in aid of Breast Cancer
- Easter Egg Hunt
On Friday 23rd February Mr Carr will be hosting the annual Macmillan quiz here at AGGS, in the Main Hall. The event will run from 6pm to 9pm and costs £12 per team (maximum number of team members is 8 – no minimum). This is an 18+ event and you can bring your own refreshments. Bring some extra cash as between each round there will be extra games to play and hopefully a raffle and/or promise auction. With that in mind, if you, or someone you know, can offer a prize or a “promise” (e.g. gardening, dinner at a restaurant, car service, music lessons, cakes, flowers, etc.) please contact Mr Carr at his dedicated charity email address firstname.lastname@example.org. Please also use this email address to confirm attendance at the quiz if you’d like to come. Keep your eyes on the bulletin for details about March’s exciting event which you can also get involved with.
Donate at uk.virginmoneygiving.com/JohnCarr121212
R.E.D. January sees participants run every day throughout the month covering as little or as much distance as they like. The event is organised by Mind and is designed to raise awareness about mental health and highlight the power of exercise when it comes to dealing with stress and anxiety. Mr Carr has pledged to run at least 100 miles in the month. Check back at the start of February to see how he got on.
Donate at uk.virginmoneygiving.com/JohnCarr121212
Between the summers of 2014 and 2015 Mr Carr took on a series of challenges, one per month, for twelve charities. Events included things like the Manchester Marathon, the Great Manchester Cycle, Movember, a 160ft bungee jump and a head shave. He managed to raise over £2400.
Mr Carr has decided that 2018 is the year to do it again, but this time bigger and better (and perhaps harder?!) with the hope of raising even more money. Twelve challenges across twelve months, this time for two charities, Macmillan and Mind. The third twelve in 12-12-12 this time comes from the fact that Mr Carr is only asking people to sponsor him £12 (though feel free to give more or less).
Events this time include R.E.D. January (Run Every Day January), the Manchester Marathon, the Great North Swim, the Windermere triathlon, cycling coast to coast, and more. Keep your eye on the bulletin for updates and information about forthcoming events that we all could get involved with.
For further information:
The Charity Committee will be donating this money to Human care – Syria, The Mustard Tree -Manchester, Healing Hearts as well as sponsoring Muhammad Zakria, a Pakistani orphan whom we have supported for over four years.
So far this year the Charity Committee have helped to raise £5,830.