Charity work has always been a very important part of the work the School Council chooses to do and we support many different charities throughout the year. The School Council chooses different local charities to support each year at regular times in the school year such as Rochdale Foodbank and Springhill Hospice. Our last foodbank collection was as part of our Harvest Festival last month and we received many generous donations that will be donated to The Sanctuary Trust this year.
This year, inspired by a family within our school and a charity that has helped them called Millie's Smiles, a new charity day called Superhero day was the second big charity event of the school calendar, raising money and awareness of the invaluable work charities do to support the families of children facing cancer.
Due to current lockdown restrictions, we were disappointed that for the second year running we were unable to hold our annual Holy Trinity's Got Talent competition as this usually raises close to £1,000 for 2 charities close to our heart - DSWest Pennine (local Down's Syndrome support group) and Once Upon a Smile, a charity that supports children through bereavement. We are all keeping our fingers crossed that we can come back bigger and better than ever in March 2022 and lots of our children are already planning their big auction. Will you be braving the stage this year?
Just before lockdown last year in March 2020, we sold boxes and boxes of Gingerbread socks and came to school in odd socks to celebrate World Down Syndrome, thanks to your wonderful support and generosity we were able to raise £490 for DSWest Pennine and hope to sell them again in March of next year as everything is steadily getting back to normal.
We would like to say thank you for all your continued support with all our chosen charities, we are always so thankful for your generosity and are looking forward to supporting some charities once we are all back in school to keep making a difference to children and families in our local area.
365 for 999
On Thursday 18th November, children joined forces with the local fire station to finish their year of fundraising for various charities including Children in Need. The fire fighters have been running a mile every day for a year and our KS2 children joined them in their last mile and all children came to school dressed up as members of the emergency services. Once again, your generosity has surpassed our expectations with us raising a phenomenonal £350 for the charity which help them exceed their original target of £7500, and they raised an amazing £7720 altogether!
Check out their Justgiving page here if you would like to donate:
This brings our total monies raised since the beginning of the school year to a phenomenonal £1,250! Thank you so much to you all, we really value and appreciate all your kind contributions!
Wear It Pink Day 21st October 2021
A big thank you to all our families for helping us to raise another fabulous amount of £352 for Breast Cancer Awareness, we raised this money by selling wristbands and buying delicious cakes, fairy bread and toast in an extra special playtime snack sale. We all looked fantastic dressed all in pink. Didn't we look great?
Superhero Day 30th September 2021
Many thanks to all the children and families for all the generous donations for the cancer that supports families of children facing cancer called Millie's Smiles. Through teacher fundraising challenges and playtime snacks, we have raised a truly magnificent £520 for this very important charity and we all had a super day too!
Our last charity event before lockdown was for Wear It Pink and we are looking forward to turning school pink and selling more yummy playtime snacks to support this important charity again on Friday 22nd October in just a few weeks!
Check out more upcoming events by visiting our PSCHE page