R.E.D. January is over, with Mr Carr running a total distance of 103 miles. As revealed in the previous newsletter, February will see Mr Carr host a charity quiz here at AGGS on Friday 23rd at 6pm. The cost is £12 per team with each team having a maximum of 8 members. It’s an adult only event so leave the kids at home and come along for the fun. Bring your own refreshments and some spare money to get involved in the “between round” activities.
As an added challenge Mr Carr will be doing some swimming over the next 6 months. Back in 2014 he swam the equivalent of the channel at its narrowest point – 21 miles – in the pool. This time he is aiming to swim the equivalent of its widest point – 150 miles – over 6 months in the pool and outdoors.
On Friday 23rd February Mr Carr will be hosting the annual Macmillan quiz here at AGGS, in the Main Hall. The event will run from 6pm to 9pm and costs £12 per team (maximum number of team members is 8 – no minimum). This is an 18+ event and you can bring your own refreshments. Bring some extra cash as between each round there will be extra games to play and hopefully a raffle and/or promise auction. With that in mind, if you, or someone you know, can offer a prize or a “promise” (e.g. gardening, dinner at a restaurant, car service, music lessons, cakes, flowers, etc.) please contact Mr Carr at his dedicated charity email address email@example.com. Please also use this email address to confirm attendance at the quiz if you’d like to come. Keep your eyes on the bulletin for details about March’s exciting event which you can also get involved with.
R.E.D. January sees participants run every day throughout the month covering as little or as much distance as they like. The event is organised by Mind and is designed to raise awareness about mental health and highlight the power of exercise when it comes to dealing with stress and anxiety. Mr Carr has pledged to run at least 100 miles in the month. Check back at the start of February to see how he got on.
Between the summers of 2014 and 2015 Mr Carr took on a series of challenges, one per month, for twelve charities. Events included things like the Manchester Marathon, the Great Manchester Cycle, Movember, a 160ft bungee jump and a head shave. He managed to raise over £2400.
Mr Carr has decided that 2018 is the year to do it again, but this time bigger and better (and perhaps harder?!) with the hope of raising even more money. Twelve challenges across twelve months, this time for two charities, Macmillan and Mind. The third twelve in 12-12-12 this time comes from the fact that Mr Carr is only asking people to sponsor him £12 (though feel free to give more or less).
Events this time include R.E.D. January (Run Every Day January), the Manchester Marathon, the Great North Swim, the Windermere triathlon, cycling coast to coast, and more. Keep your eye on the bulletin for updates and information about forthcoming events that we all could get involved with.
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In 2016 we made Christmas special for over 61,800 local children, and we want to do even more this year.
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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.