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Year 7 amazing fundraising success for anti-leprosy charity, Lepra

Lepra CharityYear 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.

£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.

Human Care Syria, a charity for Charity Day

Human Care SyriaHuman Care Syria is a charity that encompasses the values of humanitarian aid without borders. Their projects stand for providing emergency humanitarian and medical aid, but more importantly, long-term projects which can alleviate poverty and suffering through educating and empowering individuals.

Human Care Syria has carried out projects such as:

  • rehabilitation
  • women’s hygiene and sanitation
  • emergency relief
  • child development
  • food security
  • education

These are core values that we stand for as a school and are taught as we are growing up. We can relate to this charity’s beliefs and would love to help them! Education and empowerment are essential in improving the quality of life, improving employment rates and most importantly, improving healthcare. By helping refugees in Syria, we can pass on these values and make a difference however big or small.

Mustard Tree – another Charity for Charity Day

Mustard Tree: Combatting Poverty - Preventing HomelessnessPoverty and homelessness in Greater Manchester are some of the main issues our city is trying to combat. But still 600,000 people and 9100 children live in poverty and it remains a primary challenge. Mustard Tree is a brilliant charity which since 1994 has transformed the lives of people in Greater Manchester who are trapped in poverty or homelessness. The charity really makes a difference to these people’s lives making them feel human and worthwhile once again. They provide them with well needed food parcels and furniture and help those who are struggling to gain the skills and self-confidence they need to reach their full potential. They provide them with job opportunities and programs which enable them to independently gain employment in the future. The money we raise as a school will really help this fantastic charity to successfully do this and help more disadvantaged people of our community in the future.

http://www.mustardtree.org.uk

Healing Hearts – one of Charities for Charity Day

‘In October 2015 my twin girls, Martha and Ivy, were born. Ivy was born with Transposition of the great arteries, a complex congenital heart defect which means that the top of her heart was the wrong way round with the wrong connections to her lungs and the rest of the body. Ivy was transferred to Alder Hey children’s hospital and had open heart surgery at 8 weeks old, which started the repair process and was ‘fixed’ in January this year. Every year around 4000 babies are born with a heart defect in the UK our children’s hospitals have some of the best cardiology departments in the world. We are so lucky that we have such an incredible and progressive NHS to ensure that children like Ivy are given the best chance of a full life.
Through our time at Alder Hey we learned that one of the wonderful surgeons, Ram Dhannapuneni, along with some of the nurses, frequently gives up his own time and skills for free to Healing Little Hearts, a small charity that sends teams of volunteers from PICU and cardiology departments out to hospitals to treat the poorest of children who come from families that do not have the resources to pay for their healthcare.

Healing Little HeartsHealing Little Hearts (HLH) was launched as an official registered charity in 2007 provides Free Heart Surgery to those that need it the most. Their work started out in India but recently we have branched out into Africa (Kenya, Tanzania), Maurituis and Malaysia.
This wonderful charity is working tirelessly to makes the lives of those born in places where their need for surgery is not always met, have the chance to lead a full, happy and healthy life.

Their aim is to continue branching out and the money raised to support camps ensures that each team stays for one week and operates on between 10-12 children per trip; the precise numbers varies. It also allows the team to train junior doctors and nurses in children’s heart care with the eventual aim of helping the centres to become more self-sustaining.

This wonderful charity is working tirelessly to makes the lives of those born in places where their need for surgery is not always met, have the chance to lead a full, happy and healthy life, just like Ivy.’

http://www.healinglittlehearts.org.uk/

Fashion Show for the aid of Human Care Syria

Human Care SyriaHuman Care Syria is a charity that encompasses the values of humanitarian aid without borders. Their projects stand for providing emergency humanitarian and medical aid, but more importantly, long-term projects which can alleviate poverty and suffering through educating and empowering individuals.

Human Care Syria has carried out projects such as:

  • rehabilitation
  • women’s hygiene and sanitation
  • emergency relief
  • child development
  • food security
  • education

These are core values that we stand for as a school and are taught as we are growing up. We can relate to this charity’s beliefs and would love to help them! Education and empowerment are essential in improving the quality of life, improving employment rates and most importantly, improving healthcare. By helping refugees in Syria, we can pass on these values and make a difference however big or small.

To support this worthy cause, we are organising a Bollywood Themed Fashion Show that includes, food, dancing, live DJ, henna and runway shows. It will be an amazing night and we’d love to see you there supporting this charity!

Runway Show and Fundraising Event
Admission by ticket only:
Pre-booked: £8 (child) / £11 (adult)
On the door: £10 (child) / £13 (adult)

International Food Sale Success

On Friday 24th November we hosted an International Food Sale in aid of Rohingyan refugees. The event was organised by members of the Islamic Society. We received donations of delicious dishes from around the globe which were thoroughly enjoyed by students. Volunteers from Year 12 selflessly gave up their lunchtime to sell food on the stalls. All in all, we made an amazing £300!

All of the proceeds have been donated to Human Appeal, a charity providing essential aid to Rohingyan refugees who have fled from their native Burma (or Myanmar).

You can donate to Human Appeal’s Myanmar campaign here, or to any other charity organisation of your choice.

“Charity does not decrease your wealth.” – Muhammad (pbuh)

Y8 Disco for Charity, Arranged by Y13 Students

Y8 Disco Organised by Y13 StudentsDuring November, a Year 8 Disco was organised by three students from Year 13 (Emily W, Khadija A and May L). After a lot of hard work and preparation, a huge £425 was raised for the charity ‘Children in Need’! The event was a great success and hopefully this will inspire more events like this in the future! Here’s to a first of many student-organised charity events in school!

Children In Need Week 2017

Children in Need Cake Sale, November 2017

Children in Need Week was a huge success and so much fun. Khadija, Emily and May in Year 13 organised and held a Year 8 Halloween disco and raised an amazing £425.

Children in Need Cake Sale, November 2017Mrs Brennan in Reprographics knitted Pudsey Bear and Pudsey Blush Bear along with four sets of babies, which are on display in Reception, to raffle off. Tickets – a £1 a strip are on sale in Reception until 29th November. The draw will take place at The Christmas Concert during the interval.

Children in Need Cake Sale, November 2017Mrs Clutton, Mr Musgrove and 8-2 baked Pudsey cupcakes and biscuits for the cake sale on Friday 17th November and raised over £200. 7-2 had their own cake sale in the Hall and Sodexo baked a spotty cake and raised a further £56. The Pudsey Bear badges raised £60. At the end of 9-6’s Children in Need themed assembly they held a collection and raised £36!

To date we have raised over £700 and hope to raise even more through the sale of raffle tickets and weekly charity collections.

A huge thank you to everyone who has contributed and helped to raise money for Children in Need.

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AGGS Macmillan Cake Sale

Macmillan Cake SaleThursday 28th September

All cake donations will be gratefully received on the morning of the cake sale.

Macmillan Coffee Morning, September 2016

Cakes can be brought to The PTA Room (opposite the stairs to Room 10) from 8.30 on Thursday 28th September.

Many Thanks in advance for all your kind donations

The Charity Committee