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.
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!
On Friday, 27th September, the charity committee held a bake sale to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support.
An amazing number and array of cakes were brought in by students in a steady stream on Friday morning. Plus some of the MFL bake-off entries were also kindly donated. Mrs Clutton also donated a tray of delicious chocolate gateau slices that she had made on a course the day before.
There were 5,141 coffee beans in the jar, kindly donated by Costa coffee in Altrincham. (Mrs Benson in MFL won, as she had the closest guess at 5,212)
10-3 won the ‘guess the weight of the cake’ competition, as their guess was the most accurate.
A fabulous £502 was raised just from the cake sale and on behalf of all the students and staff we would like to thank the charity committee for organising such a successful event and also everyone who donated any tasty treat!
On behalf of the Charity Committee I am delighted to announce this term’s prize winner for the Form raising the most amount of money for The Wellspring (Stockport) as 7-1, well done. I would also like to thank everyone for all the amazing contributions and individual efforts which have resulted in a fabulous combined AGGS donation total of…
£490.91 (and there’s still time to add to that total this week for those of you who may have been distracted by trips, Interform, exams, memory loss, etc. – if you could please pay your collected pennies in to the Finance Office)
For the remainder of this term the Charity Committee has elected to support The Wellspring (Stockport) which is a non-profit organization aiming to provide food, drinks, clothing and a hot shower every day of the year for homeless and disadvantaged people plus advice on housing, debt, jobs health (with a nurse available 2 days a week and a doctor 2 days a week) and drugs and alcohol and classes in English, Maths, IT and Art. They provide advocacy on benefit and housing appeals and aim to promote health, safety and confidence building.
All Forms are invited to raise money to support this charity (with a non-uniform day prize before for the Form raising the most amount of money).
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:
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…
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.