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Hello from the new Charity Committee

Hi from the new charity committee,

Our names are Zona, Asraa, Sophia, Mahjabin, Amelia, Bella, Laura, Olivia and Sadie and we will be your charity committee for the next year. We are all very passionate about helping others and are looking forward to organising key charity events at AGGS. So far this year, the school has raised an amazing £7000 and we hope that fundraising here will be just as successful in the future.

This term, the charity that we are supporting is MIND, a charity that aims to provide advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem. They also campaign to improve services, raise awareness and promote understanding. We have chosen this charity because as a school, we wanted to eliminate all mental health stigmas so that people can feel more comfortable talking about it openly.

 

At the moment, the charity reps from each year are collecting money in buckets at the end of each assembly. If everyone in the school gave 10p at the end of one assembly a week, by the end of the year we would have collected £1404!

 

 

 

 

If you would like to find out more about MIND, follow this link to their website: www.mind.org.uk

We have some exciting events planned which include the Teachers vs Year 10 rounders match on the 12th July, where we will also be selling ice lollies to raise money for MIND.

Finally, we would like to encourage everyone at the school to donate to the charities that we support – even just a few pennies can make a big difference if enough people contribute. Thank you to everyone who has donated so far!

The Charity Committee

Charlotte to Receive the Diana Award

Charlotte B, Year 13, Won the Diana Award
Charlotte B, Year 13, Won the Diana Award

Charlotte B from Year 13 , was recently confirmed to be one of the recipients of this year’s ‘Diana Award‘, recognising her voluntary work which goes above and beyond the norm. The Diana Award is awarded to courageous, caring, compassionate young people, transforming the lives of others in the name of Diana, Princess of Wales. There are only 20 recipients of this award every year, so this is a great achievement.

Charlotte has been active in the establishment and development of activities within the Jewish youth movement, buddies a child in need and also volunteers at St. Ann’s hospice and a care home.

Well done Charlotte

 

Fundraising News

Year 7 Lepra FundraisingYear 7 pupils have raised a total of £2,275.64 for anti-leprosy charity, Lepra. Girls were asked to fundraise over a fortnight and undertook activities as varied as cake sales, sponsored silences and swim-athons.

LepraLepra have presented the year group with a commemorative plaque to be displayed in school and have thanked the girls for transforming the lives of 90 young adults in rural India.

Cardiac Risk in the Young offers Free Heart Test – in memory of Chloe Waddell

Cardiac Risk in the Young offers Free Heart Test - in memory of Chloe Waddell

Cardiac Risk in the Young offers Free Heart Test – in memory of Chloe Waddell.

Dates:
18th March 2017
29th April 2017

Location:
Altrincham Methodist Church, Barrington Road, Altrincham, WA141HF

Chloe Waddell was a talented swimmer at Swim Trafford  Squad. She
attended Altrincham Grammar School for Girls and lived locally in
Timperley. Unfortunately in February 2013 she died suddenly of an
undiagnosed heart condition. Chloe had many friends through swimming and sport in general.

Many people have been fundraising since Chloe’s death in a memorial fund in Chloe’s name for the charity CRY (Cardiac Risk in the Young).

CRY have organised a further two free Heart Screenings with 100 places at each screening for people between the ages of 14-35, following the first successful screening of 100 people in November 2015. They are publicising this to local sports/swimming clubs, local secondary schools and Leisure Centres, in the hope that young people can access this free screening.

9-5 Muddy Race for Charity

9-5 Muddy Race
9-5 Muddy Race

On Saturday 25th June, 9-5 completed their  “Pretty Muddy 5K” in aid of Cancer Research UK.

See pictures below from the end of the race:

See how much they have raised on their Justgiving page: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/nrithyarammohan

Charity Day December 2015

Charity-day_December2015-6Well done to all students and staff who have participated in the exciting, as ever, charity day today.

The frozen pantomime was fantastic, and the talent show presented by Mr Carr and Mr Barry, was brilliant and entertaining. The winners of the talent show were:

First round:
1st place: Hira who sang Valerie.
2nd place: Isabella and Evie singing Hello.

Second round:
1st place: Isabella and Evie singing Hello.
2nd place: Amelia, Alice and Anouska singing ‘Not about Angels’.

We are in the process of counting the exact amount that has been raised for charity, so watch this space!

Arabian Nights and Bollywood Dreams

Friday 27th March 2015, 6pm – 9.30pm

On the night, you can enjoy a fashion show, a Bollywood Dance Performance, find out what a souk and a dabkeh are, bid for amazing items in an auction and enjoy a live performance by Jay Kadn (formerly known as Junai Kaden) who has reached #1 multiple times on the iTunes World Chart and the UK Official Asian Downloads Chart.

So join us for a night celebrating Bollywood and Arabian Culture and help us to raise money for Human Appeal’s ‘Our Haven’ Project, supporting women who have suffered from domestic abuse.

Tickets are on sale from Enas H, Hannah K and Navjot K in the Sixth Form common room, the main hall and in F10 Mondays and Wednesdays at lunch. They won’t be available on the door & are limited so get them fast!

Child (under 12) – £6
Students (12+,  or 18+ and in education) – £8
Adults (18+) – £10
Meet & Greet with Jay Kadn – £25

For more information, including tickets, contact us via:

Facebook: www.facebook.com/events/845815168791920/
Twitter: @_EasternPearls_
Website: aievents.wix.com/easternpearlsanbd