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Eccleston St Mary'sChurch of England Primary School


We were delighted to be able to provide basic hygiene products to those in need - here's a selection of what our ever-generous parents donated. Many thanks to everyone who contributed...

Hygiene Bank Thank You

Shoe Box Appeal thank you letter

We are pleased, once again, to be supporting the Rotary Shoe Box Appeal so that children in Eastern Europe can receive some special surprises at Christmas time.

Primary Ciliary Dyskinesia

Primary Ciliary Dyskinesia

We are really keen to support the PCD Family Support Group in view of the fact that one of our pupils has recently been diagnosed with the condition. We were therefore delighted to be able to send the charity the proceeds of our retiring collection at the Y6 production of 'Bugsy Malone', a wonderful £150! Thank you to all those of you who gave so generously.

Be Seen in Green Day

We had a wonderful day on 12th July when we all came to school dressed in green in order to raise money for the Royal Manchester Children's Hospital.We also held a cafe and cake sale at the end of the day. The RMCH is a cause very close to our hearts as one of our pupils had a bone marrow transplant there with marrow donated by his sister, several years ago. He is now fighting fit, thanks to the excellent care he received at the hospital. It was therefore our great pleasure to be able to send a cheque for £523 to the hospital in order to help fund entertainers for the children who are undergoing treatment there. Thank you so much to everyone for your support for this very worthy cause.

Preston 'Pretty Muddy' 5k Race for Life

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On Saturday 15th June 2019 children from St Mary's CE Primary School raised money for Cancer Research UK by running a 'Pretty Muddy' 5k race together with Mrs Jones. Everyone completed the run with a muddy smile and it was extremely fun. Well done!
Thank you to parents and carers who came to support and participate.

Comic Relief 2019

Our Own Clothes Day for Comic Relief raised a fantastic amount and we have received a certificate of thanks from the charity. Well done, everyone!

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!)

Fairtrade Gingerbread

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 School Council with a very special visitor...

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.

Mr Turner was impressed with the work we have done on Remembrance.


We supported the Church Harvest appeal by bringing non-perishable gifts to our Harvest Service. These gifts were then distributed to the Chorley Homeless.

Clutching our Harvest gifts...