Winners of the Charity Committee ‘Virtual’ Easter Egg Raffle

Charity Committee were amazed at the response we got as we have never tried a ‘virtual’ raffle before!

Total raised was £502 and we are supporting the Mental Health charity MIND.

The results of the raffle can be found here:

The winners have been notified of how to collect their Easter Eggs

A Huge Thankyou to all the students that bought our Virtual raffle tickets.
 
 
Congratulations to our winners and Happy Easter everyone.

The Winners of our Easter Raffle are:

Katie C 13-6           281 AA83 GQ7D
Cara F 13-4             326 AF9B SP6Q
Ella D 13-4                209 AA83 GQ7D
Josie H 12-6             305 AA83 GQ7D
Nell W 10-3              392 AA83 GQ7D
Francesca K 8-4   438 AF9B SP6Q
Flora G 8-3               246 AA83 GQ7D
Aveen H 7-2             280 AF9B SP6Q
Natasha B 7-2         289 AF9B SP6Q
Megan N 7-7            292 AF9B SP6Q
Ella W 7-2                  485 AF9B SP6Q
Matilda W   7-6       264 AF9B SP6Q
Lauren M 7-2              211 AA83 GQ7D

Congratulations

and Happy Easter

The Charity Committee

AGGS Harvest 2020 Final Update

Following the close of our Harvest 2020 collection we are very happy to announce that we raised a grand total of £997.41!
This was shared between the Mustard Tree and the Wythenshawe foodbank, each receiving £485.50.
Our amazing food collection made before the break was also shared between The Mustard Tree and the South Trafford Food Bank.
The winners of our year 7 and 8   ‘Form with the largest number of donated items’ challenge were 7-5 and 8-5Congratulations to both forms.
We would like to put in a special mention for form 11-3 who also amazed us with their large donation which thoughtfully included sanitary items that are often missed off Harvest lists.
Once again, the Charity Committee would like to thank everyone for their selflessness and compassion in these uncertain times.

Harvest Collection – Thank You

We would like to say Thank you for the amazing donations that were literally poured into the main hall since Tuesday. Our students have really outdone themselves bringing in items from home. In addition, we have raised over £800 in online donations, that will go to the Mustard Tree Charity to help fight homelessness. A 60 second view of what our donations will be used for can be found here:

https://mustardtree.org.uk/2020/10/world-homelessness-week/

See the Thankyou Tweet from the Mustard Tree charity:

Macmillan Cancer Support – Thank You

Thank you everyone for your donations for the Macmillan coffee morning. Together we have managed to raise a huge amount of £884.90! We are very grateful for your help in raising money for Macmillan and are very proud with how much we have all raised.

Sakeena R 11-1
Charity Committee

Harvest Festival 2020

This year , the AGGS Harvest Collection has started taking place in our classrooms. Each form room has either a box or large Bag to put all the donated food items. Please watch our video to learn how Giving is linked to Gratitude , and why Gratitude is important for our physical and mental wellbeing.

 

All our donated items will go to the South Trafford Food Bank, while cash donations will go to towards Shelter for the Homeless in Manchester

This year we are able to accept donations via Parentpay – Click here to get to your parentpay account and make a donation there.

Paint Altrincham Pink Week 8th to 13th March 2020

It is that time of year again to wear PINK!

The 8th to 15th of March is Paint Altrincham Pink week. The Charity committee will having a number of activities to raise funds for the Prevent Breast Cancer Charity.

Friday 13th March is Wear Pink Day. Pay £1 to wear Pink. Students can wear pink accessories, nail polish etc.

Buy as many Raffle Tickets as you can for a chance to win any of our Fabulous Pink Gift Hampers which will be on display in Reception shortly. £1 per strip of tickets. Tickets will be sold from Monday and the draw takes place on Friday 13th ​March.

Friday 13th is also when we have our Pink Zumbathon. Join us in the Gym for a Pink Themed Workout. £2 per entry.

Thanks to everyone for your support for this great cause

Valentine’s Cake Sale – 21st of February

This years Valentine’s Cake sale is taking place on the 21st of February (first Friday back after the half term break), in the Main hall during break and lunch time.

All the money raised will go to RDA which is a charity that provides therapy, fitness and  skills development to over 25,000 disabled children and adults in the UK, through fun activities like riding and carriage driving.

Please come and give your support to this special cause.

Charity Update

A huge thank you to everyone who contributed in any way to the Children in need appeal and especially to the forms’ generous donations via the weekly charity collections. Along with the money raised by the charity committee, the weekly collections from forms took the grand total raised for Children in need to  £1114.91. This is a fabulous amount and a testament to the generosity of the students (some of whom gave up a lot of time as well as money), especially as it was raised in just four weeks.

Charity day is just around the corner and this year’s donations for Charity day will be split between the following three charities as voted for by the charity committee:

Cyril Flint is a Manchester based charity which aims to tackle the issues of social isolation and loneliness that many elderly people in our community feel. They provide a befriending service where lonely older people are matched with a volunteer who has similar interests, to talk to. This greatly helps to reduce the isolation a person feels, and can just brighten up someone’s day. The charity committee chose to support this charity, as we felt that the Christmas holidays in particular could be very lonely if we didn’t have family and friends to celebrate with. We wanted to support Cyril Flint this charity day, as we know that even a few kind words can make such a difference to someone’s life.

Water aid is a worldwide charity that provides to those who don’t have access to the most basic human necessities. Partnering with communities in less developed places in the world, Water aid provides water supplies, hygiene solutions and sanitation for those in need. We think it is such an important charity to support because it helps provide clean drinking water, something that we are able to take for granted every day, to many people who would not otherwise have this.

Bone Cancer Research – In 2004, a group of families who had lost children and young people to primary bone cancer came together. They pooled funds from money they had raised, and together with guidance from a consultant at St James’s University Hospital Leeds, the Bone Cancer Research Trust was formed.
Today, the Bone Cancer Research trust aims to fund research into all forms of primary bone cancer and to be a supportive network for people affected by this disease. They also aim to bring people together so that they can share stories, inspire hope and signpost people to specialist support.
We have chosen to support the Bone Cancer research trust because it is the leading charity dedicated to fighting primary bone cancer, which tends to affect children and young people. Their vision is of a world where primary bone cancer is cured.

 

Children in Need 2019

Last Friday AGGS students baked and brought in a variety of delicious cakes to sell. The Charity committee had also been very busy snipping, sewing and ironing spotty hairbands to sell in aid of Children in Need and students were allowed to wear them in school on the day. Lots of raffle tickets were sold too, for the prize of a Pudsey bear cake which was won by a year 11 student. On a whole we raised an amazing £1114.91 for Children in need, in just four weeks!

Harvest Festival is approaching!

Please fill up the cardboard box in your form room with whatever items from the list below that you/your family can spare:

  • Tinned carrots and peas
  • Tinned tomatoes
  • Tinned spaghetti
  • Jars of pasta sauce
  • Jars of jam and honey
  • Coffee and hot chocolate
  • UHT fruit juice or cordial
  • Cereals
  • Snacks both savoury and sweet

All items donated will be taken to Trafford South Food Bank

Your cardboard boxes will be collected by the charity committee on the week beginning Monday 7TH OCTOBER   

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