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£3,040 Raised on Charity Day

AGGS raised an amazing £3,040 on Charity Day. Thank you all for  your support and hard work.

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.

Students raise £500 carol singing in Altrincham for St Annes’ Hospice

Continuing from the previous post about the group of Y12 students who sang for charity just before Christmas, see is the response of the St. Annes’ Hospice volunteer coordinator:

I would just like to inform you about the fantastic charity work that was carried out by a number of your pupils, Flora W and some of her friends voluntarily came to sing carols on Friday 22nd December at Starbucks in Altrincham during their lunch time to help raise money for St Ann’s Hospice.
They were absolutely brilliant and very professional too! They helped us raise a brilliant total of £500.00 that afternoon and they really were fantastic and an asset to your school.

Well done to Flora and her team!

Singing at Starbucks

Last Tuesday lunchtime, 12th December, a small group of singers went along to Starbucks to help out the St Ann’s hospice fundraisers.

St Ann’s hospice were grateful and said that they received more donations from passers-by while we were singing. We all got into the festive spirit, singing a variety of traditional carols as well as Have Yourself a merry little Christmas and our favourite, Carol of the Bells!

Carol Singing in Starbucks

Find your inner Elf

1 in 4 local children are living in poverty.

Please help us make their Christmas Day special this year.
In 2016 we made Christmas special for over 61,800 local children, and we want to do even more this year.

Find Your Inner Elf

We’re asking you to buy an extra present that we can give to a disadvantaged local child to make their Christmas morning special. We need new and unwrapped gifts suitable for children and young people aged 0-18 years, and you can donate at our drop off points across the region.
Room 1 year 10-7 IS YOUR CLOSEST DROP OFF POINT!

Together we can make a difference to local children this Christmas.

Ladies Night Out at AGSB

AGSB Ladies' Night Out

Ladies’ Night Out, AGSB
Tuesday 21st November 2017, 7-9pm,
AGSB, Marlborough Road, WA14 2RS

The Chad’s Challenges team are delighted to announce that tickets are now available for the Ladies’ Night – taking place on Tuesday 21st November.

Please call in at AGSB reception or email Gill on gwilliamson@agsb.co.uk for tickets and/or to make a donation to the event

This year we have the amazing fashion show and also a performance by “The White Hot Chilli Peppers”

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