On Monday, 10th July we held a cake sale in school to raise money for Mind. There was a great turn out- the sale was very popular and we managed to raise £75! Thank you to everyone who generously donated any cakes and came along to support the sale!
On Wednesday 12th July, we held a rounders match involving some of the teachers and the Year 10 rounders team. We would like to thank all those who played in the rounders match as well as everyone who donated 50p each to watch the match – we had an amazing turnout. We also sold sweets and chocolate to the spectators. Overall we raised an astounding £60!
Come and watch the Y10 rounders match vs. staff on Wednesday 12th July
When: Monday 10th July- Rec & lunch
Where: Main hall
All money raised will be donated to Mind, so come along to buy some cakes and support this worthwile cause!
We would appreciate if you could bring some cakes/ doughnuts/cookies etc. in for the sale and bring them to the main hall at 8:30 on the day. Thank you!
Following the recent terror incident at Manchester Arena, we decided to raise money in school for the We Love Manchester Emergency Fund. To do this, we held charity collection buckets at the end of the year group assemblies to collect any loose change from pupils. This proved to be very successful as we managed to raise an astounding £500 in total! The money raised will be used to provide for those affected by the devastating incident in Manchester and their families at this difficult time. We would like to thank everyone for their donations!
We have received this letter from Manchester Emergency Fund:
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
Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of those who were affected by the terrible incident on Monday evening.
As a way of showing our support The Charity Committee would like to make a donation on behalf of AGGS to “We Love Manchester Emergency Fund” set up by Manchester City Council and The British Red Cross to provide funds for the families of victims of the incident.
If you would like donate, collection buckets will be available at Reception and all assemblies throughout the week after half term.
This year in the Charity Committee we have arranged a series of events to raise money. These included Charity Day, where we had a talent show, a pantomime and lots of stalls packed full with games and food. This whole day was a huge success and we raised an amazing £3,400!
We also held a pancake sale which went down incredibly well and showed itself to be extremely popular as we raised a super £250!
There have been a number of bake sales over the year in which we have always raised a very good sum of money. This year we have raised a staggering total of £7000 of which we presented a cheque worth £1000 to a charity named When You Wish Upon A Star.
When You Wish Upon A Star is a very worthwhile charity who work to grant the wishes of children living with terminal illnesses. They believe that every child deserves to smile and these wishes allow the family to put their child’s illness on hold as they have fun and create precious memories.
The Pancake Day sale was a huge success. The Charity Committee were kept busy selling a range of pancakes but by far the most popular were the ones with chocolate and cream topping!.
We raised an amazing £202.35 for The British Heart Foundation.
Once again, thank you for your support.
Our next and last event of this year’s Charity Committee is The Easter Egg Hunt on Wednesday 29th March.