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!
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 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.
- women’s hygiene and sanitation
- emergency relief
- child development
- food security
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!
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)
During 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!
Thank you to everyone who has donated items for the Harvest Festival! All food and other items will be donated to FareShare, which aims to stop food waste and distribute it amongst people who are struggling to afford the basic necessities. We have received many contributions, which will be sure to help many people.
The Charity Committee
On Thursday 28th September we had our annual Macmillan Coffee Morning cake sale. In total we managed to raise £338.04! The money raised will help to benefit the lives of cancer patients across the UK. Macmillan are a well-known charity who provide medical, emotional, practical and financial support to cancer patients, as well as campaigning for better cancer care. We would like to thank everyone who came along to show their support and appreciate the efforts of students who either made or bought cakes to bring to 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