Charlotte B from Year 13 , was recently confirmed to be one of the recipients of this year’s ‘Diana Award‘, recognising her voluntary work which goes above and beyond the norm. The Diana Award is awarded to courageous, caring, compassionate young people, transforming the lives of others in the name of Diana, Princess of Wales. There are only 20 recipients of this award every year, so this is a great achievement.
Charlotte has been active in the establishment and development of activities within the Jewish youth movement, buddies a child in need and also volunteers at St. Ann’s hospice and a care home.
Year 7 pupils have raised a total of £2,275.64 for anti-leprosy charity, Lepra. Girls were asked to fundraise over a fortnight and undertook activities as varied as cake sales, sponsored silences and swim-athons.
Lepra have presented the year group with a commemorative plaque to be displayed in school and have thanked the girls for transforming the lives of 90 young adults in rural India.
Wythenshawe Hospital would love to invite any of the AGGS pupils together with their families to come and join a group who sing carols on the wards on Christmas Eve in Wythenshawe Hospital. They have been very grateful for the support for them over the past few years. It is very much appreciated by patients, their families and the staff. Words and refreshments will be provided.
They meet at 6pm in the hospital chapel and will be finished by 8pm.Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult.
The girls are raising money for Syria this term. All weekly form charity money and money raised from last Friday’s non uniform day is going to SKT Welfare, a charity providing aid to Syrians affected by the war. All form groups are also doing a range of activities during form time to raise money for White Helmets, the charity fund set up in memory of Jo Cox, the MP who was tragically killed. The White Helmets are an organisation of volunteer search-and-rescue workers in Syria, who have saved more than 51,000 lives in the region. 8-3 organised a raffle and raised an amazing £180 for this cause. Well done 8-3!
A huge congratulations to our year 7 pupils for their fantastic fundraising efforts for Lepra. In total, the girls raised £2584, meaning that 103 people will be cured of leprosy. We are extremely proud of their efforts.
The Y7, 8 and 9 Christmas Enterprise markets have been bigger and better than ever before! The Hall was bustling with Christmas shoppers looking to buy a Christmas bargain. Crafts ranged from couture cupcakes to bath salts, Christmas trees made from newspaper, Emoji biscuits & cards, homemade fudge, candle holders and Father Christmas pompom keyrings.
The talent has been outstanding and we still have one more week to go.
A share of the money raised will go to supporting this Terms charity, Shelter Box.