Charity Events 2016/2017
Throughout the school year St. Thomas’ pupils, staff and parents have been taking part in a variety of different charity events and fundraising activities. This year we have raised a fantastic £757.88. We would like to thank everyone for their continued efforts and say a very big well done!
Please have a look at the charities we have supported and what we have done to raise awareness.
Stockport Food Bank
Stockport food bank provides emergency food parcels to residents in Stockport who are in need. Unfortunately many people in our local community do not have enough money to go around and often end up going without essential items such as food. This can sometimes mean parents put their children first and may themselves go without. This may be for a variety of reasons such as a low income or an unexpected bill. Stockport food bank are here to help by providing support to those in crisis and ensuring people do not go without.
Last year our Year 3 and 4 classes had a literacy focus on support and community. From this they created a food parcel that was donated to Stockport food bank. The children gained a lot from this experience learning about caring for those in the local community. At St. Thomas’ we feel that it would be beneficial for all of the children to learn more about caring for those in the local community and how this can be done. Thus contributing to our community links project part of the PSHE and Citizenship curriculum. Each year group will therefore be allocated one month to create a food parcel that we can then donate to Stockport food bank, as a way of continuing our much needed support throughout the academic year.
We have been in contact with the food bank and they have informed us that all food will be greatly received. At the beginning of each month we will be sending out a letter to our parents of the chosen class requesting their support for what we hope they will agree is a worthwhile cause. We will inform parents of a couple of key items which the food bank are currently running low on. The food parcel will then be delivered at the end of the month. All donations are welcome large or small and will be much appreciated.
Thank you to Nursery and Reception who donated in September, Year 1 in October, Year 2 in February, Year 3 in April, Year 4 in May and to Year 5 and 6 who made donations throughout June and July.
The Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal helps to provide modern veterans, service men, women and their families with crucial advice and support. The poppy is worn as a symbol of remembrance for those who have fallen but it is also a symbol for the future of the living.
In the lead up to remembrance Sunday St. Thomas’ staff and children had the opportunity to buy a poppy and items from the Poppy Day goodie box to show their support for this charity and the fantastic work they do supporting those who have fought to keep our country free and safe, and the families of those men and women who gave their lives and did not return.
In total we raised £288.02 for The Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal.
Comic Relief – Red Nose Day
On Friday 24th March we showed our support for Red Nose Day by coming to school with the wackiest hair styles possible and making donations to this worthy cause for doing so. There are five main areas this year where the money raised will continue to support and help make a difference across the UK and Africa, they are immunisation, mental health, education, domestic violence and malaria.
In total this year we raised £117.70 for Comic Relief.
We Love Manchester Emergency Fund
On Friday 26th May we held a special non-uniform day in support of the ‘We Love Manchester Fund’ in partnership with the British Red Cross. All of the donations raised will help support the victims and their families affected by the horrific events on the evening of Monday 22nd May at the Manchester Arena. Our donations will help those who are in need, those faced with funeral costs and those who are now suffering life changing injuries. The generosity and kindness of our families has been overwhelming and together we have raised an amazing £352.16.