Charity day 2016

Charity day was an enormous success!
Beginning with the year 13 pantomime we saw students being put to the test at AGGS -with the prize of an “Alty boy” if they survived! Challenges ranged from cakes in food tech to getting past the one way system and Donald Trump. Teachers and students enjoyed it and the song was the perfect end. Continue reading Charity day 2016

Christmas Jumper Day!

Christmas Jumper Day, December 2016On Thursday 15th December, students and teachers  wore Christmas jumpers to school. As  well as it being a lovely start to the Festive Season, we managed to raise £471.39 for CRY (Cardiac Arrest in the Young) in memory of Chloe Waddell who died of a cardiac arrest.

Charity Day Charities

The charities we will donate to this year on the charity day are:

The Christie

The ChristieThe Christie is the largest cancer centre in Europe, treating 40,000 patients a year. Based in Withington with radiotherapy centres in Oldham and Salford, The Christie is known for many world-firsts which have impacted on cancer treatment across the globe.

The Christie charity provides enhanced services over and above what the NHS funds. Gifts from the public make a huge difference to the care and treatment that The Christie is able to provide to our patients and their families.

http://www.christie.nhs.uk/

 

When You Wish Upon a Star

When You Wish Upon a StarWhen You Wish Upon a Star has a simple mission, to grant the Wishes of children living with a life threatening illness. The charity was founded in Nottingham by Barbara White who was so inspired by a seriously ill four year old with a dream to meet Mickey Mouse that she wanted to bring smiles to the faces of many more brave and courageous children

http://www.whenyouwishuponastar.org.uk/

 

Dementia UK

Dementia UKDementia UK offers specialist one-to-one support and expert advice for families living with dementia. Our donation will help provide the compassionate expert support families need every step of the way, helping them to live more positively with dementia in the present; and to face the challenges of tomorrow with more confidence and less fear.

https://www.dementiauk.org/

Christmas Jumper Day

Christmas Jumpers DayWear a Christmas Jumper with your uniform to school, instead of school jumper and blazer next Thursday and donate £1 to the charity CRY

Cardiac Risk in the Young (CRY)Cardiac Risk in the Young (CRY) aims to prevent young sudden cardiac deaths through awareness, screening and research, and supporting affected families.

We have Christmas Jumper Day every year in memory of Chloe Waddell, a former AGGS student, who suffered a sudden cardiac arrest.

Children in Need, Wednesday 16th November

Children In Need, November 2016
Children In Need, November 2016Children in Need Day was a great success and altogether we raised £155
. Thank you to Mrs Clutton and the girls who baked the Pudsey Bear cakes for the cake sale at lunch on Wednesday. Some girls came to school with spotty nails for the day and there was a ‘How many sweets in the jar?’ competition. There were 70 and Ashbah 7-1 guessed closest with 68.

Thank you to everyone who took part.

Harvest Festival Collection

Harvest Festival 2016

Have a look at our marvellous collection for this year’s Harvest festival. Well done to all those who donated. All our donations are going to The Trussell Trust food bank, based in Altrincham

 

The World’s Biggest Coffee morning

Macmillan Coffee Morning, September 2016This term we will be supporting Macmillan Cancer Support so we have a range of events planned that will be going on to help support this cause. We took part in The World’s Biggest Coffee morning on Thursday 29th September. Money raised will be anonounced soon.

Hello from the Charity Committee

Hi we are the Charity Committee.

We meet up every week to discuss new fundraising ideas and organise events to raise money for charity throughout the year. We support a wide variety of charities and have a different charity every term. This term we will be supporting Macmillan Cancer Support so we have a range of events planned that will be going on to help support this cause. We took part in The World’s Biggest Coffee morning on Thursday 29th September. Harvest Festival is on the week beginning the 10th October. We are collecting non-perishable goods which will be going to the Trussell Trust Altrincham, who work towards stopping hunger and poverty in South Trafford. We would be very grateful and really want to encourage as many people as possible to bring in anything they can. And lastly, we would like to say a huge thank you to the school for their hard work in raising a massive £1036.63 for Syria in their forms last term and £54 from the Year 11 v Staff rounders match. Well done!

The Charity Committee

AGGS Charity Committee

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