Hot Cross Bun Cafés
During Lent this year, we decided to run two joint ventures with St. Mary's Church with the intention of both welcoming members of the community in to school and also making money for charity at the same time. We therefore ran two Hot Cross Bun Cafés, inviting members of the community to join us for tea and buns, whilst being entertained by St. Mary's children. One week it was our Dance club who performed; the next it was the school choir. There was no charge but donations were invited. By adding in the money raised at the Church Lent lunches and the donations for pancakes at our Shrove Tuesday races, we have raised nearly £500! A huge thank you to all those who attended for your undoubted generosity. The money will be going to the 'Send A Cow' charity.
Baby Beat and Derian House
As a result of the generosity of parents, grandparents and friends in contributing to the retiring collections following each of our Christmas Shows, we were able to donate £200 to both the Baby Beat Appeal and Derian House. Thank you so much!
Save the Children
By wearing a Christmas jumper on Friday 14th December (which, coincidentally happened to be Christmas Dinner Day!) we were able to raise £124 for 'Save the Children.' Not everyone appreciated Mrs Birchall's football-themed offering. (Clue : it was blue!)
Our Eco-Council took part in the Fairtrade Gingerbread Bake. They made trays full of gingerbread men during the day and then sold them at our Enterprise Event after school on 7th December. All proceeds (£30) went to Fairtrade. Well done to the Eco-Council for all your hard work.
The Rotary Club Shoe Box Appeal
Once again, we were able to help out Chorley Rotary with their 'Shoe Box' Appeal. Families from school each filled a shoe box with small gifts for children in Eastern Europe who may not be as fortunate as ourselves when it comes to receiving Christmas presents. We hope they enjoyed opening the boxes on Christmas Day.
Children in Need
We always love to support this wonderful charity and this year was no exception. The School Council ran a cake sale during the morning and we were able to make a donation to have our photos taken with Pudsey. All in all, we raised an amazing £522 for Children in Need. Thank you so much to everyone who contributed - and to Pudsey, of course who made a special visit to school, despite it being his busiest day of the year!
The Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal
Once again, we collected money for the Poppy Appeal and we were lucky enough to be able to welcome Mr Turner from the Royal British Legion in to school to tell us all about how the appeal started and the work they do today.
We supported the Church Harvest appeal by bringing non-perishable gifts to our Harvest Service. These gifts were then distributed to the Chorley Homeless.