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Junior School hosts launch of national charity campaign

Pupils pose for a picture for the launch of the 999 Cenotaph campaign

The Junior School welcomed a number of special visitors to SGS as the charity 999 Cenotaph launched their Unite The Uniforms campaign.

The charity are fundraising to build a 999 Cenotaph to honour the millions of people who have worked and volunteered in the NHS and emergency services.

Their Founder and Chief Executive Mr Tom Scholes-Fogg delivered an inspiring assembly where he talked about the great work of all of the emergency services.

The boys and girls had lots of questions for Tom and the Hall was buzzing with excitement throughout his talk.

The children were wearing brightly coloured non-uniform to raise money and display their support for the charity. Tom, who is a policeman, was delighted to see some pupils dressed up in police uniform!

Professor Robina Shah MBE, the charity’s Director of Health and Trustee, said that she chose Stockport Grammar as the launch venue for the campaign as her son attended the school and, during his time at SGS, she was impressed with the values of the school.

Maria Chowdury and Hithin Noble, medical students at The University of Manchester, also delivered fun talks detailing why they want to work in the emergency services. The students are also part of Scrubbed Up, a team of medical students helping people through the “nitty-gritty of applying to medical school”.

Before the assembly, Tom and Hithin were interviewed live on Sky News about the Unite The Uniforms campaign.

If you would like to make a donation, this can be made via the General Payment section of Wisepay. The 999 Cenotaph website is where you can find out more about the charity.

Thanks to Professor Shah for organising the event.