Charity of the Year – The Great North Children’s Hospital 2018/19
In support of Mr. Barella, whose son is sadly suffering from Leukemia, the school voted to support the Great North Children’s Hospital where he is being treated. Over the year, many events raised funds for the charity, in particular the work with Virgin Money ‘Make £5 grow’, where Y6 pupils used £5 each to create a range of products and stalls, raising £942. Another big contribution came from 12 staff who were sponsored to climb Scarfell (the highest mountain in England), raising £1091. In total, £2095 was sent to the hospital at the end of the year.
Charity of the Year – Guide Dogs for the Blind 2016/17
One of the many roles of our school council is to organise our ‘Charity of the Year’. This is a year long focus to find out about the chosen charity and do all that we can to help. In 2016/17, after a whole school vote, UK Guide Dogs for the Blind was chosen. Many activities over the year riased awareness for the cause and visitors from UK Guide Dogs for the Blind came to explain more about what they do and how the money would be used.
The total raised for the year was approximately £1500 which we hope goes to help many people locally and across the country. Well done everyone, a superb effort.
Three Peaks Challenge
As a staff, we enjoy a challenge and keeping fit and healthy together, so in the Summer Holidays 2016, we decided to attempt to walk the ‘Yorkshire 3 peaks’. This is a 25 mile circuit, taking in 3 peaks, climbing a total of over 5000 metres – it was certainly a challenge.
Due to a number of staff having experienced the effects of Alzheimer’s upon family members, we chose this as a charity which we would like to benefit from our efforts and were delighted to raise well over £600 thanks to the generosity of so many friends and supporters.
Staff who took part were Mrs. Tait, Mr. Baker, Mr. Rainford, Mr. Barella, Mrs. Black, Mr. Rose, Miss. Smith, Mr. Ellwood, Mr. Stoker and Mr. Brown.