A Year of Giving

What a wonderful and fun year! Since September, Wrekin pupils and the Charities Committee have been busy organising charitable events. From a Christmas jumper day to dressing up as cupids delivering Valentines cards.

The year's total is a fantastic £4161.20 and over half of that money was raised back in April on Charities Day. The drizzly Spring weather did not dampen spirits and each house put on their own event in and around the school, with the intention of raising as much money as possible - we enjoyed:

  • bouncy castles and bungee runs
  • hot dogs and ice-creams
  • a tombola
  • pitch and putt
  • 4-a-side football match

one of the highlights of the day was seeing the First Netball girls' team take on the First Rugby boys' team in a highly competitive netball match! 

The proceeds from Charities Day and some of the other events will go to this year's house charities

  • Lancaster - The Dystonia Society
  • Bayley - CRY (Cardiac Risk in the Young)
  • Tudor - Midlands Air Ambulance
  • York - Samaritans
  • Clarkson - The Darwin Unit
  • Roslyn - The Malala Fund

We will also be donating to Jeans for Genes and The British Heart Foundation.

Lancaster Boys and Girls raised the most money out of all the houses this year, with £918.50  going to their chosen charity - congratulations to them!

Thank you to Charlie Owen, Becky Hillyard and Ellie Ewen who have taken on important roles for the Charities Committee this year.

An independent mention must also go to George Perkins, of Tudor House who embarked upon a 50 mile marathon for the Alzheimer's Society, during which he completed a 27-mile bike ride, a seven-mile run, a 13-mile row and a three-mile swim...with a game of rugby in the middle!  Overall, George raised just over £2500 and was in the top 3% of fundraisers on Just Giving for the whole of last year.  What a fantastic achievement - congratulations to you George!

Bethany Hartland-Griffiths, of Roslyn House, has also been independently raising funds for the Cystic Fibrosis Trust as her close cousin, Chelsie, suffers with the life- threatening disease. Beth has raised awareness of the condition by talking to the school during assembly and has raised £450 so far - she is also doing a skydive in July, well done and good luck Bethany!

All in all, it has been a great charitable year and we look forward to making 2016/17 even better.