This half term the charity we will be supporting is Children in Need.
Children in Need are currently supporting 2,400 projects across the UK. The projects they fund help children facing a range of disadvantages; e.g. poverty and deprivation; children who have been the victims of abuse or neglect or disabled young people.
To raise money in school:
A cake sale will be held on Friday 17th November in the main hall
There is going to be a raffle, with prizes including knitted Pudsey bears and a Pudsey bag- tickets are only £1
We will be selling Pudsey badges around school for £1
We would love for you to get involved so keep your eye open for these fundraising opportunities, which will be taking place imminently.
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!