In June I swam a minimum of half a mile EVERY DAY, including open water swimming. This month (July) I’m doing a “trio of triathlons” – Windermere, Ambleside (both already completed) and Holmes Chapel (22/7). I’ve nearly raised £2000 but still pushing that £3000 target. Sponsorship can still be donated at uk.virginmoneygiving.com/JohnCarr121212 and my blog can be read at johnscharity121212.wordpress.com
I received an invitation from Mustard Tree in Manchester to afternoon tea on Wednesday 13th June and to see their newly refurbished building because we donated £1 000 from Charity day 2017. Bella H, Year 11 came with me as she had suggested we raise money for Mustard Tree and she regularly donates money to the charity and is in fact their youngest donor.
Mustard Tree Manchester is an amazing place; we were greeted by Albert who has been helped by the charity. Over the past four years Mustard Tree has helped him to turn his life around by helping to find a home, providing medical help and courses to help improve the chances of him finding work. We had afternoon tea with him which was served by volunteers.
We then had talk from the people who run the charity; they spoke passionately about the work at Mustard Tree about the newly refurbished area and activities going on and the people they help. Albert showed us around Mustard Tree, visiting an art room, computer suite, and drama studio and we ended up in the retail area. The lady that ran the department had previously had a very high powered job to work for Mustard Tree. She took a drop in salary when she joined Mustard Tree but said she’s never been happier; she is now helping the homeless people of Manchester and making a real difference to their lives. Bella and I came away from there aware of how lucky we are and glad that AGGS was able to help.
A team of 5 Year 10 students have completed The Mr Hugh’s Charity Business Competition with a glowing report from the competition judge.
The challenge was to generate as much profit as possible whilst using the company’s products which are a range of Cold Pressed Rapeseed Oils.
Our students spotted a gap in the market for tasty hot snacks at lunchtime to cater for our increasingly busy students. With the co-operation of and infinite patience from Mrs Clutton and the Food Technology department, our students set up camp in F7 where they dished out a variety of home-made cakes and the highly popular…..Pot Noodles!
Over the course of the competition they generated a profit of £270.67 which gets distributed to The Moth in a China Shop Charity which was formed in memory of Arthur Mason; a keen rugby player and an advocate of the family business, Mr Hugh’s. Because of this the charity’s focus is on sport and health, offering support and education to all age groups in these areas.
The team scored an impressive 35/40 from the competition judge across 4 categories including 10/10 for their Business Plan.
Comments in the report included:
“The team of five girls that created Food Eva had a very clear business objective from the beginning and clearly identified a gap in the market that they knew they could profit from”
“The presentation reflected their attention to detail, being bright and engaging, they also shared pictures of their progress during the challenge”
“At the beginning of the process the girls were educated in their use of a questionnaire to identify what products their target market would like to buy, then quickly set to the task of acquiring permission from relevant teachers as well as sourcing their products efficiently”
The results will be announced in the coming weeks but regardless of the outcome the 5 students have already demonstrated great entrepreneurial skills. Well done to the team and all their helpers.
Team members are Rebecca J, Aaditi A, Yiyang Z, Katie D, Hope E
This term, the charity we have supported is the Teenage Cancer Trust, who aim to help young people suffering from cancer with specialised nurses and support. We have raised an amazing £1000 for this charity, which was collected through many fundraising events that the Charity Committee organised.
We have run popular cake sales, including a pancake sale and an Easter Egg Hunt, all of which were very successful in raising money to support Teenage Cancer Trust.
Thank you to everyone who donated and supported the fundraising for this important cause.
The Charity Committee have run cake sales, a pancake sale, a Pink Day as part of Paint Altrincham Pink and finally an Easter Egg hunt.. The students have also collected half termly donations for charity.
At the time of writing AGGS has raised £781 for Teenage Cancer Trust, £880 for Prevent Breast Cancer and £195 for Sports Relief making an amazing £1856.
Thank you to The Charity Committee, Form Charity Reps and students for all their hard work and support.
On Wednesday 21st March, 16 members of staff took part in a netball match to raise money for Sports Relief. It was a very enjoyable and close match and the final score was 7-4. Ms Gill and 3 students expertly umpired the match. The crowd cheered the teams on, even performing The Mexican wave at one point and managed to raise nearly £200!
On Thursday 14th March, 11 AGGS students: Jingjing, Ruby and Lara Year 7 Katie, Susanna and Grace Year 8 Bella and Aimee Year 8, Olivia, Emma and Poppy Year 10 on an afternoon trip to AGSB to take part in a fun activity to raise money for the charity Prevent.
When we arrived there was plenty going on, including who would take part in which aspect of the race, and putting on our pink tutus. After much anticipation the relay started which included many exciting events, including a ceremony egg and spoon race, skipping and backwards running.
After a very close race, it was AGSB who aimed the first netball into the hoop but they missed! AGGS took this opportunity to take their first shot and scored first try! Therefore we were declared the overall and were presented with our trophy by the Principal of AGSB.
Huge congratulations must go to all who took part and a special thank you to Katie 8-2 who took part in the boys team who were down by one team member. All the money raised will go to the charity Prevent Breast Cancer who fund research purely aimed at preventing breast cancer for future generations. It was a hugely enjoyable afternoon and was all for very worthy cause. We were sponsored by family and friends for this fun afternoon. Watch this space to find out how much money we raised.
This week AGGS is taking part in Paint Altrincham Pink in aid of Prevent Breast Cancer. On Wednesday afternoon students will be taking part in a fun sports day along with AGSB, North Cestrian, Loreto and Yipiyap at AGSB. On Thursday the students will wear something pink on their uniform and pay £1 to a very worthwhile cause. There will be a pink cake sale and ‘Prevent’ will be selling pink merchandise. We hope to raise a lot of money and have lots of fun!!
March brings another event with it – 24 hours of karate. On Friday 9th March from 5pm I will be teaching karate in hour long slots until 5pm on the Saturday, in the drama studio at school. Everyone is welcome to come and try it. Bring your family and friends and kids (they must be at least 5 years old) for an hour.
£5 per hour, or three hours for £12, all proceeds to Mind and Macmillan. Email me to book a time slot…if you get enough people together I’ll give you a bulk booking and reserve that hour just for you and your group: