Over the past few months students have been going above and beyond to raise money for charity at school and, as it’s ‘PROUD’ fortnight at school, what better time to share their achievements.
In November our CCF Cadets spent one week selling remembrance poppies during tutor time at school and around Heanor Market Place in the evenings to raise money for the Royal British Legion’s Poppy Appeal. The cadets, in small groups, stood and chatted to locals whilst selling the poppies in wintery conditions. The money has since been totted up and we’ve found out they raised an incredible £309.05.
They were truly committed to the cause and for that we are so proud!
Christmas Concert Stall
Mrs Wainwright’s Y9 Junior Prefects came up with a brilliant idea to raise money for charity in the run up to Christmas. They chose Dementia UK and decided to have a stall at the Christmas Concert. Items for sale included homemade gifts and treats and Mr Brown even organised a tombola for the stall. Giving up their free time paid off, and they raised a brilliant £200.
A special recognition goes to Mackensie Rose, Bradley Harrison Straw, and Corey Bowler who all made sure everything went as planned and put a real effort into organising the event. We are very proud of you!
The group are now looking forward to planning events for Dementia Action Week which takes place week commencing 20 May 2019. If you know anyone who may be able to offer a prize for a raffle please ask them to get in touch.
Christmas Jumper Day
Our annual Xmas Jumper Day was on Thursday 20 December. Everyone made a fabulous effort in their festive attire and in contributing to the charity pot. The total raised at the end of the day stood at over £800.
This amount was split equally between worthy causes Padley Group, a charity that provides services to the most deprived and vulnerable in our society; and P.A.C.E, another charity based in Derby that helps vulnerable homeless people.