Local and national charities have benefited from the generosity of our Junior School children and their parents who have supported a number of fundraising programmes this year.
One of the initiatives this Christmas has seen a healthy pile of wrapped presents grow underneath the tree in the foyer. The toys, donated by the pupils, will be given to the Samaritans to support their work with local children.
The children have also held toy sales over the festive period, selling Christmas purses to fellow pupils to raise money for the Francis House children’s hospice in Didsbury, as well as selling wrapping paper to raise funds for a kidney research charity.
Earlier this term, silly socks were worn in exchange for donations to the Children in Need appeal and local homeless charity the Wellspring received the parcels of food that had been collected during the school’s harvest festival. Pupils have also been collecting loose change at home to donate to Barnado’s.
And, much earlier in the year, the Stopfordian Parents’ Association raised over £400 at the Junior School summer fair for the Children’s Adventure Farm Trust.
Well done to all the children for such a fantastic effort and thank you to their parents for their support.