Each year the parents and pupils at St. Margaret’s are exceptionally generous in their support for a myriad of charities, which include Red Nose Day, Sports Relief and many others.
In November 2017, following a very closely contested school wide vote, the Blue House Charity, Little Havens Hospice was chosen as our charity of the year. There will be further news later in the year as we plan to hold our whole school ‘Little Haven’ Charity Day later in the Spring Term. Well done to all the House Captains for their well-argued presentations, and especially to the Knight House Captains
The Christmas appeal in 2016 allowed us to sponsor Tigust and Yohanas through Ethiopia Hope and we raised sufficient funds again this year through staff donations to ensure their education continues for 2018.
This gave us the opportunity to give our Christmas fundraising a new direction and we decided upon St Clare Hospice as this is an organisation that has provided excellent care and invaluable support to one of our families.
Ava and Orla to set up a stall allowing pupils the opportunity (if they wished) to purchase (for a suggested donation of £1.50) the St Clare Flumpets (to hang from their rucksacks) and St Clare Christmas Tree Badges (to wear on their blazers in the run up to Christmas) and wristbands. We also had a Christmas / Jolly Jumper Day to raise further funds for St. Clare.
Twelve Days of Christmas
Our annual fun run had a new twist this year and we set up a 12-stage sponsored activity event for the children on the playing field. We asked the children to come to school in normal school uniform but to bring in some colourful clothing to change into at lunchtime (suitable for running) in a variety of colours as the St Clare’s logo is a rainbow one. The children were supplied with a St Clare Sponsorship Form (which allowed for Gift Aid donations) or donations of cash went directly via the Form Teacher. Parents were warmly welcome at this event and we supplied tea and coffee for a small donation to the charity pot!
We raised £3,092 for St. Clare, so well done to Ava, Orla and their friends (especially Oscar, Aimee and Maya E) for standing out in the cold selling badges, wristbands and flumpets! Your initiative and drive in raising funds for such a worthwhile cause was wonderful.
We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for all your support. St Margaret’s has a magnificent record of fund raising for good causes – you are always so generous – and I hope that this academic year will be another very successful one
The children really do gain so much from these experiences.
Finally, a big thank you to all the staff for their help and enthusiasm.