Charity Projects 2018 – 2019
After an initial bout of rain, the Fete was another successful event. As well as all of the stalls, which included a Petting Zoo, Welly Wanging, Guess the Balloons in the VW, Beat Mr Dixon in Goal, Funky Hair, Tin Can Alley and Missile Throwing, there was a musical performance by Jazz Band and Frobisher, as the winners of the House Singing Competition, sang ‘Shallow’.
The Staff v Parents Tug of War was a great success with the parents winning 2-1 and this was followed by Year 8 having a Tug of War as well!
All in all, we were lucky with the weather and had a very successful afternoon. We raised a total of £652.45 for Solving Kids’ Cancer ‘Magnus Dixon’, Children with Cancer, Alzheimer’s Society and Rainbows Hospice.
Following the success of the SHSPA May Ball, we were delighted to present a cheque for £15,000 to our chosen charities this year. KidsAid Foundation, Cystic Fibrosis Trust and Thomas’s Fund representatives attended our School Fete on Friday 14th June and were delighted to receive £5,000 each to support their charity. Thank you to everyone who attended the Ball and bid in the auction to raise such a phenomenal amount!
Thank you to everyone who supported our Cake Sale on Monday 20th May. We raised £219.68 for Rainbows Hospic.e
We had a Home Clothes Day on Friday 3rd May, wearing red, white and blue to support Children with Cancer UK. Thanks to everyone who donated and joined in the Friday fun. We raised £238.30.
Everyone ‘Rocked their Socks’ for the day to support World Down Syndrome Day 2019. We raised £430.28.
Home Clothes Day, wearing Christmas jumpers, is always a fun day at Spratton. Starting with the ’12 Days of Christmas’ Assembly, enjoyed by children and staff alike, followed by a delicious Christmas Lunch served by Mr Sharpe and his catering team, all topped off with festive colours and jumpers! We were helping to raise funds for Children with Cancer, Rainbows Hospice and Alzheimer’s Society.
As the Rainbows Hospice is one of our Year 8 charities this year we wanted to find out more about the amazing work and care it provides to children and families in the East Midlands. 12 Year 8 pupils went to visit the Hospice on Sunday. We were lucky enough to be given a tour of many of the rooms and got to see the sensory room in action. Gary talked us through how the hospice worked. They have 12 beds but reach out and support 410 young people who are terminally ill every year. We found it an amazingly happy place where wonderful memories are made and recorded. We listened to Sophie’s story which had been released on Children in Need on Friday. This gave us an insight into how Rainbows provides invaluable support to parents and carers and how it also helps siblings too, by giving respite to families but also how it supports the family and siblings through bereavement. It is truly humbling to see the incredible work that goes on at Rainbows. This has really inspired us to make a difference. Many of us will be running 5km in the Market Harborough Santa Run on the 9th December to raise funds so that Rainbows can keep giving this crucial support to young people and their families.
Year 8 organised another Cake Sale, this time supporting Children with Cancer. There were some fantastic homemade cakes on display, some even had festive decoration and were absolutely delicious! We raised £217.30.
What a colourful day we had! We created our own Rainbow in our brightly coloured clothes while supporting one of our charities, Rainbows Hospice. We raised £351.31.
Thank you to everyone who donated to our Harvest collection for the Hope Centre in Northampton.
The Eco Club packed all the items in boxes ready for delivery to the Hope Centre this week where it will be distributed to those who need it in our local community.
8R organised a Cake Sale on Tuesday 18th September to support Alzheimer’s Society raising £200.