Charity Report Autumn Term 2015

The whole school charity this term, was  ‘Rebuilding Sri Lanka’, a charity set up as a result of the devastation caused by the Tsunami on Boxing Day 2004. We were all very moved to hear the charity’s founder, Clare Allen’s assembly earlier this term; she told us about where our money has been spent and what Galpoththawalwa Primary School have achieved because of our contributions. During the Autumn term we have raised £4288, taking our overall fundraising for the charity to nearly £40,000!

Year 7 as always have done exceptionally well and are the biggest fundraisers this term, raising well over £1000 between them. 7ER were once again the first form to raise over £500 and the highest fundraisers overall, they were followed by 7JAD who raised over £420.
8HRP excelled themselves by holding a ‘sponsored sweat’! Their sweatiness meant they were the biggest year 8 fundraisers with a total of £450!

Year 9 has had a great term in particular 9EJR and 9JC. They both clearly are expert cake sellers. 9EJR in total raised £245 but most of that was raised with the highest earning class cake sale on record of £148! 9JC also raised £116 with their fabulous Open Day cake sale.
10JES are the most profitable year 10 form this term raising nearly £250; they have not only held a cake sale but also a movie night and had a Christmas chocolate hamper raffle. 11EE organised breakfast for their entire year group taking their total for this term to just over £100.

Year 12 and staff baked hundreds of cakes in October for Macmillan and raised an amazing £433. Not only was this an incredible amount but they also donated any left-over cakes to the Falcon Centre so that the homeless and their residents got an extra special treat after their meal that evening.

13REB have once again held two successful pizza sales this term – a very popular event – and raised £233. Not to be outdone by 13DG who held two equally popular cake sales and raised over £125. Sixth form are clearly a very hungry year group and have also raised £171 by holding a charity breakfast that was organised by 12SRH.

As a school we have held four non-uniform days since September, for Rebuilding Sri Lanka, Jeans for Genes, Children in Need and today we are wearing our Christmas Jumpers for Save the Children, Make a Wish and Macmillan – raising over £2,200 this term.

The retiring collection after the Carol Service, dedicated to the memory of our beloved Miss Chambers, was chosen by her family. Our guests were extremely generous and we collected a staggering £720 which has been given to the Maggie’s Centre in Nottingham.

Sometimes we also make donations in other ways other than money, we have contributed via the VSU with Christmas shoe boxes and harvest festival items; but this term we also got involved in the Falcon Centre’s Winter Warmer Appeal to collect coats for the street homeless. The response was amazing and we collected 114 coats!

All in all we have had a very successful term, whether it has been making cakes, selling pizza, organising events, clearing up, wearing a silly outfit, collecting donations or a variety of other activities and it has contributed to raising over £8,000 this term!