Cakes, candy canes and calendars raise thousands for charity

Senior school pupils have been helping others by raising nearly £5,000 for charity so far this school year and they have an exciting host of further activities organised to boost this total.

Pupils from first year to upper sixth raised £4,742 for the school’s three charities: Signpost Stockport For Carers, The National Autistic Society and Shuktara; as well as EducAid and Macmillan Cancer Support.

Charity calendars

A first year cake sale baked up a profit of £605 while a Mario Kart Tournament and Christmas Candy Cane messages got pupils in a spin and added £171 to the fund for the school’s charities. The charity calendars, featuring a selection of artwork by current pupils, was a hit as they made £224.

£345 was raised for Macmillan Cancer Support from coffee mornings whilst two non-uniform days amassed an amazing £3,397 for EducAid.

Macmillan coffee morning

In the spring and summer terms the Charity Committee, a group of pupils under the guidance of Charity Co-ordinator Mrs Hayley Crowley, have organised a number of events to encourage even more generous giving.

A second year cake sale is sure to whet pupils’ appetite and a Movie Night concert promises to be a fun evening. The pupils will also ‘love’ the other activities as they centre around Valentine’s Day! Love Heart messages, a ‘Guess the Name’ game of a loveable teddy bear and Jumping Jacks – a Valentine’s three course lunch with non-alcoholic cocktails and live music – will also hopefully swell the charity coffers.

Raffle tickets

Speaking about the charity efforts Mrs Crowley said: “I was delighted to see pupils acting so generously and with such thought for others last term and I know that the next two terms promise to be just as busy and exciting.”

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