Fundraisers make big money for charity

A bake off, a fancy dress day and the return of our famous Valentine’s pop-up restaurant helped the school community raise big money for charity before the half-term break.

The money raised by our senior school pupils will be split equally between their chosen charities for the year – Reuben’s Retreat, the Teenage Cancer Trust and Clic Sargent.

Pop-up restaurant

The biggest money-raiser was the raffle for the chance to eat in our Valentine’s pop-up restaurant, organised by pupils in Nicholson house.

Mr Ehegartner serving pupils

Lucky winners were treated to a reception drink, a live band, waiter service from teachers and sixth formers and – the biggest prize of all – the school’s legendary chicken burger for lunch.

Bake off

A bake off also added to the total, with our pupils’ and staff’s Valentine-themed bakes being sold off to hungry customers after the judging.

Staff star baker Mr Alastair Thorley

 The bake off was judged by 2014 school Masterchef winner Chris Corcoran, with Becki Smith taking the star baker award and head of classics Mr Thorley winning the staff competition for his Persian legend-inspired biscuits.

Winning bakers

Becki Smith, student star baker and upper school winner
Mr Alastair Thorley, staff star baker
Laura Sutton and Ellie Mangall, lower school winners
Sophia Fanigliulo Vlassis, highly commended

Junior school fundraising

Our junior school pupils’ annual black and white parade saw children in year six pay to come to school in fancy dress, and the chocolate tombola, a danceathon, prince and princesses’ parties and cake sales let boys and girls further down the school raise some cash too.

Children on black and white day

The juniors are still counting the money they raised and will announce their final total and who they will be donating it to in the coming weeks.

Runway fashion show

Sixth form girls will also be raising money for the Teenage Cancer Trust when they appear at the Runway on the Runway fashion show at Manchester Airport on Friday 27th March 2015.

They will model prom dresses made by top US designer Sherri Hill on a catwalk built under an old Concorde.

The event hopes to raise over £40,000 for the charity, and donations can be made online on the girls’ JustGiving page.

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