Charity Events 2020/2021
Throughout the school year St. Thomas’ pupils, staff and parents will be taking part in a variety of different charity events and fundraising activities. 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 so far and what we have done to raise awareness. Please click on the charities logo if you wish to find out more about the charity.
MacMillan – World’s Biggest Coffee Morning - September 2020
MacMillan Cancer Support are a charity that help and support people affected by cancer; from diagnosis, throughout treatment and beyond. They aim to reach and improve the lives of everyone living with cancer; they do this by helping give people the energy, strength and inspiration to take back control, live life to the full and feel more like themselves again as ‘life with cancer is still life’. Unfortunately with the current global pandemic and ongoing local lock-downs this has been made ever so more difficult. Delayed diagnosis' and a backlog in treatment and care are having devastating effects and consequences. Making this year's Macmillan Coffee morning more important than ever.
This year to help raise money and awareness for MacMillan Cancer Support St. Thomas' staff and pupils came to school wearing something green from jumpers to socks and bows in our hair. Each child was also asked to design and decorate a cup cake using art and craft supplies (not edible unfortunately!) and a winner selected from each class.
Thank you to everyone who took part and congratulations to the winners with their cupcake designs below!
In total we raised £64.20 for Macmillan Cancer Support.
Harvest Festival - October 2020
At the end of the Autumn 1st half term, children, staff and parents/carers would usually join together in church for a special service to celebrate Harvest Festival and give thanks; unfortunately like many other things this year due to Covid-19 we were unable to hold our usual service. However, we would like to say a huge thank you to those who continued to show their support and donated items to the harvest collection; this has now been delivered to The Wellspring and has been very gratefully received.
Poppy Appeal - November 2020
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 Day 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. Thank you to all those who donated to this worthy cause.
BBC Children in Need - November 2020
BBC Children in Need is a charity that aims to help every child in the UK have a childhood that is safe, happy and secure and one which allows them the chance to reach their full potential. Children in Need provides grants to projects across the UK which work with children and young people who are disadvantaged; this may be through poverty and deprivation, children who have been victims of neglect or abuse or due to disability. Children in Need currently supports 2400 projects; some of the local projects that have received funding from Children in Need include Stockport Young Carers, Stockport Sports Trust (Life Leisure), Together Trust, Arts for Recovery in the Community and the Charnwood Trust plus many more.
This year to raise money for Children in Need and to help them continue funding projects, children and staff from St. Thomas’ came to school dressed in yellow/spotty/pudsey related clothing!
Together we raised a total of £77.13 for Children in Need. Thank you.
Save the Children – Christmas Jumper Day - December 2020
Save the children is a charity that supports children across the UK and around the world. They go into areas of desperate need including dangerous war zones to help children who are affected by events totally out of their control. They make sure that children are safe and healthy and they support them to learn, grow and become who they want to be. Some of the ways in which they do this is through providing essential nutrition, healthcare and education.
This year we decided to help support Save the Children by wearing our Christmas jumpers on Christmas Jumper Day.
In total we raised £80.80 for Save the Children.