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

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 Virtual Coffee Morning

The Macmillan Coffee Morning is going virtual this year. Please watch our video to see how you can get involved in supporting Macmillan Cancer Support.

This year one of our cleaning staff members, Mrs. Simpson, is doing Virgin London Virtual Run on Oct 4th to raise money for Macmillan. Click on the link below to help her raise as much funds as possible:

https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/carolsimpson4

 

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

Aisha’s fundraising to build a well

Aisha, year 7, have been fundraising to build a well since Ramadan. She started off trying to raise money for 1 well that provides for a village in a poor country. To her surprise, she has raised enough for nearly four wells and thought it would be nice to give AGGS the chance to be part of this worthy cause.

The link below takes you directly to her fundraising page:
https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/buildawellpennyappeal

 

Shona’s 2.6 Challenge

Prior to quarantine Shona, Year 12, reached out to The Seashell Trust, a fantastic charity who help disadvantaged and disabled children, as she wanted to complete their CADS sporting programme. However, of course due to Covid-19, they had to cancel the event. The trust became low on funds due to having to cancel all of their summer events, so they reached out for their potential volunteers to each raise £50 by completing the 2.6 Challenge. Shona came up with the idea of jumping on her trampoline for 26 minutes straight and managed to raise £811.44! She made a video and sent it off to them, which made them so happy!

Shona is a real inspiration. She has already been awarded “volunteer of the year” by the care home group she volunteers with, as she had continued to volunteer throughout lock-down, via Skype. This award is across all the company’s care homes, so a considerable achievement. She put lots of effort into her sessions and has improved the lives of the residents as well as supporting the professional carers. Much deserved, and well done to Shona!

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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Thank you from the charity committee

I would just like to thank all students and parents for their support for the charity events that have taken place over this past year. As a school, we have managed to raise an incredible amount of money for several charities including Mind, Age UK, Back on Track, Macmillan, Comic Relief, UNICEF and Prevent Breast Cancer.

Some events that we have organised include the first ever AGGS Static Bike Challenge, the AGGS Sportathon, Macmillan and Children in Need case sales, Red Wednesday and a Staff Car Wash.

You may like to watch a video that we have made that showcases all the fundraising events that have taken place since May 2018 so please click the link below to watch it:

Thank you all again,

Anum C
Student Leader for Charity

Charity Sportathon

We had a great turn out and were very fortunate with the weather! Well done to all the students that took part and to the year 7 form tutors Mrs Malkin and Mr Thompson! The winning student and form will be announced at the end of the week…

Charity Cycle Ride – extended

Due to popular demand the static bike ride will be returning on Monday, with a star lineup of teachers to be announced!

Current top teacher: Mr Carr

Current top student: Lucy P 7-6

Also in aid of Prevent Breast Cancer we have a Sportathon running next Tuesday lunch at the devisdale. People pay a pound to participate and there will be five stations which you each have a minute at to collect as many points as possible. There will be a prize for the person who has the most number of points and for the winning form.

Once again this is open to students and teachers!

Charity Cycle Ride

We have been running a charity static bike ride this week in aid of Prevent Breast Cancer. People pay a pound and cycle 1km as fast as they can.

Today is the last day for this event!

The top time to beat at the moment to win the prize is Ellie H- 69 seconds We have had over 40 students and a great turn out from teachers with Dr Yong, Mrs Loxhan, Mrs Ogunmwiya, Mr Dickson (top teacher 65 seconds), Mr Walker, Mrs Turpin, Mrs Hodgson and Mrs Ryan taking part it is still open to any other teachers who want to take part.