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Celebration of the achievements of your peer.

Mustard Tree Afternoon Tea

Mustard Tree New Build I received an invitation from Mustard Tree in Manchester to afternoon tea on Wednesday 13th June and to see their newly refurbished building because we donated £1 000 from Charity day 2017. Bella H, Year 11 came with me as she had suggested we raise money for Mustard Tree and she regularly donates money to the charity and is in fact their youngest donor.

Mustard Tree Manchester is an amazing place; we were greeted by Albert who has been helped by the charity. Over the past four years Mustard Tree has helped him to turn his life around by helping to find a home, providing medical help and courses to help improve the chances of him finding work. We had afternoon tea with him which was served by volunteers.

Mustard Tree NameWe then had talk from the people who run the charity; they spoke passionately about the work at Mustard Tree about the newly refurbished area and activities going on and the people they help. Albert showed us around Mustard Tree, visiting an art room, computer suite, and drama studio and we ended up in the retail area. The lady that ran the department had previously had a very high powered job to work for Mustard Tree. She took a drop in salary when she joined Mustard Tree but said she’s never been happier; she is now helping the homeless people of Manchester and making a real difference to their lives.  Bella and I came away from there aware of how lucky we are and glad that AGGS was able to help.

You can find out more about The Mustard Tree @ www.mustardtree.org.uk

Mrs Greenhow (Charity Committee Coordinator)

Teenage Cancer Trust support

Teenage Cancer Trust Cheque from charity committee

This term, the charity we have supported is the Teenage Cancer Trust, who aim to help young people suffering from cancer with specialised nurses and support. We have raised an amazing £1000 for this charity, which was collected through many fundraising events that the Charity Committee organised.

We have run popular cake sales, including a pancake sale and an Easter Egg Hunt, all of which were very successful in raising money to support Teenage Cancer Trust.

Thank you to everyone who donated and supported the fundraising for this important cause.

The Charity Committee

Charity Committee’s Activities This Term

Charity Egg Hunt 2018

Charity Egg Hunt 2018The Charity Committee have run cake sales, a pancake sale, a Pink Day as part of Paint Altrincham Pink and finally an Easter Egg hunt.. The students have also collected half termly donations for charity.

Charity Egg Hunt 2018At the time of writing AGGS has raised £781 for Teenage Cancer Trust, £880 for Prevent Breast Cancer and £195 for Sports Relief making an amazing £1856.

Thank you to The Charity Committee, Form Charity Reps and students for all their hard work and support.

Mrs Greenhow, AGGS Charity Coordinator

Fun Activity Day

Paint it Pink EventOn Thursday 14th March, 11 AGGS students: Jingjing, Ruby and Lara Year 7 Katie, Susanna and Grace Year 8 Bella and Aimee Year 8, Olivia, Emma and Poppy Year 10 on an afternoon trip to AGSB to take part in a fun activity to raise money for the charity Prevent.

Paint it Pink EventWhen we arrived there was plenty going on, including who would take part in which aspect of the race, and putting on our pink tutus. After much anticipation the relay started which included many exciting events, including a ceremony egg and spoon race, skipping and backwards running.

After a very close race, it was AGSB who aimed the first netball into the hoop but they missed! AGGS took this opportunity to take their first shot and scored first try! Therefore we were declared the overall and were presented with our trophy by the Principal of AGSB.

Huge congratulations must go to all who took part and a special thank you to Katie 8-2 who took part in the boys team who were down by one team member. All the money raised will go to the charity Prevent Breast Cancer who fund research purely aimed at preventing breast cancer for future generations. It was a hugely enjoyable afternoon and was all for very worthy cause. We were sponsored by family and friends for this fun afternoon. Watch this space to find out how much money we raised.

Poppy, Y10.

Paint it Pink Event

Paint Altrincham Pink in aid of Prevent Breast Cancer

Paint Altrincham PinkThis week AGGS is taking part in Paint Altrincham Pink in aid of Prevent Breast Cancer. On Wednesday afternoon students will be taking part in a fun sports day along with AGSB, North Cestrian, Loreto and Yipiyap at AGSB. On Thursday the students will wear something pink on their uniform and pay £1 to a very worthwhile cause. There will be a pink cake sale and ‘Prevent’ will be selling pink merchandise. We hope to raise a lot of money and have lots of fun!!

Upcoming Charity Events 2018

So far this academic year we have managed to raise over £5000 for charity and before the end of the year we hope to raise even more. This term the charity we will be supporting is Teenage Cancer Trust. Teenage Cancer Trust is a cancer care and support charity in the UK that exists to improve the cancer experience of young people aged 13–24.

Events taking place this term include:

  • Valentine’s Day Cake Sale on Thursday, 8th February
  • Pancake Sale on Wednesday, 28th February
  • Pink Day in aid of Breast Cancer
  • Easter Egg Hunt

£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.