Pupils from across the senior and junior schools demonstrated their charitable side as they donated food and raised money for a number of charities.
Nursery and junior school children were asked to donate food parcels as part of the Harvest celebrations. These were delivered to retirement and sheltered housing scheme Queen’s Garden in Cheadle and The Wellspring, a resource centre for homeless and disadvantaged people. The boys and girls responded extremely generously with pasta, biscuits, fresh fruit, soups and cereals just some of the items donated.
The senior school pupils followed their younger peers’ lead by also filling a minivan full of goodies that they then delivered to The Wellspring.
Jonathan Billings, Project Manager at The Wellspring, was delighted with the pupils’ efforts: “We are humbled and delighted with the support we receive at harvest time from schools and churches in Stockport. The donations that the children of Stockport Grammar School have collected and donated to The Wellspring will be used to provide a meal service every day of the year at The Wellspring for around 150 homeless and disadvantaged people.
“Over the last few years we have recorded a rise in the number of homeless people using our service. The meal service at The Wellspring is very valuable as it attracts people to the project, our staff team can then work with these people to address issues around housing, benefits, health, employment and other issues. Thank you so much for your support.”
Both the senior and junior schools continued their generosity as they held a number of fundraising activities as part of the Macmillan Coffee Morning. Cake sales were held in both sections with pupils and staff alike satisfying their sweet tooth with plentiful donations whilst the junior school also held a raffle in the staff room with prizes kindly donated by Gresty’s Florists and La Mafille Maison in Great Moor.
Finally, the first year classes held a charity cake sale competition on 10 October to see who could sell the most. Cakes flew off the table during break and lunch and it was 1W who emerged victorious after amassing a staggering £159. The competition itself raised over £600 for the school’s chosen charities.
Geography teacher Mrs Hayley Crowley, the school’s Charities Co-ordinator, said: “Charitable giving has been approached with great enthusiasm and generosity this first half term! It has been a pleasure to see so many pupils thinking of others and making a real difference to lives locally, nationally and globally.”