FUNDRAISING ACTIVITIES 2017/2018
Friends of St Ambrose, Staff and Children
At St Ambrose Catholic Primary School we aim to help pupils become better and happier citizens beyond the classroom by developing their awareness of the need to support others in a local, national and international setting and build a sense of community within the school. The School Councillors, together with the children and the staff are continually striving to raise funds to support a range of charities to support those in need. Our aim is to ensure fundraising in school is fun and exciting but primarily that it is an ideal way for our school community to help those who are less fortunate than ourselves. We look to raise money and awareness for charitable works through a variety of different activities, events and occasions throughout the school year.
Autumn Term 2017/2018
This term so far we have raised:
NON UNIFORM DAY – JEANS FOR GENES DAY – The Children decorated their own jeans and showed off their wonderful work in the fashion show during Assembly. We raised £174.00.
MACMILLAN COFFEE MORNING – Friday 29th September. The friends of St Ambrose, together with our school councillors, organised the coffee morning. Our thanks go to Mrs Farrell, our school cook’s wife who made the wonderful “M & M’s” cake which was raffled. Thank you to all who attended to make this such a successful fundraising event. We raised the fantastic sum of £300.
CAFOD – The children came to school wearing silly socks and silly hair “do’s” in exchange for a donation. We raised £50. Thank you.
THE HARVEST DAY FESTIVAL CELEBRATION – The children donated tinned & packet food to be distributed at our Harvest Festival Celebration Service in school on Friday 20 October. The food collection was given to the Hope Plus Food Bank Charity and the Mother Teresa’s Sisters for the Homeless Kitchen. The Hope Plus Food Bank was launched in 2013 by the major city centre faith communities. Hope Plus aims to provide an holistic approach for those living in food poverty in the shadow of the City’s two Cathedrals.
MONSTER BALL – £400 The children had a wonderful time at the Monster Ball before the break up of half term and we managed to raise the amazing sum of £400. Our thanks also go to Kayleigh and her helpers from Youthbase, Miss Lisa Cameron, Mrs Daly, Mrs O’Grady and all the LSOs who gave up their time to make this such an enjoyable event! Thankyou.
CHRISTMAS FAIR – We raised the fantastic sum of £1,100. The money will help subsidise school trips which will benefit your child.
The Christmas Lunch for the Pensioners in the Community took place early in December. Again, this was a fantastic event and was well attended. This has now become a regular annual event which is very popular and the members of the School Council and the Learning Support Officers do a great job in organising this most enjoyable lunchtime treat.
Miss Aga collected shoes in aid of Sal’s Christmas Shoes Appeal to help the refugees.
FUNDRAISING ACTIVITIES 2016/2017
Harvest Festival Celebration Service – Friday 20th October, 2017 at 11.15 am in School
The children will be participating in the Harvest Festival Celebration Service on Friday 20th October, 2017 at 11.15 am in school.
I take this opportunity to thank you for your continued support.
During the last academic year we have held:-
Macmillan Coffee Morning – £340.
Jeans for Genes Day – £201.08.
Chocolate Hamper Raffle – £100, the proceeds were used to buy gifts for a local child, connected with St Ambrose, who has Rhetts Syndrome.
The Sponsored KS2 Rounders Charity Match – £250 was raised and donated to Cash for Kids.
The Harvest Collection of tinned food has been donated to Hope+ Food Bank Charity (run by the Anglican and Metropolitan Cathedrals) and to the Mother Teresa’s Sisters of the Homeless Kitchen.
We raised the amazing sum of £1,400 at our annual Christmas Fair. Thank you to all parents for their generosity in donating gifts towards the Fair which were used to raise money with the tombola/raffle. Your support is always very much appreciated. Thank you.
We held a Christmas Lunch for 120 pensioners and veterans in our Community in early December. A great time was had by all and the school councillors, Mrs Daly and the LSO’s, the School Cook and her team, together with a cohort of first year students from Edgehill University worked very hard to make it such an enjoyable and memorable occasion for all. Our sincere thanks, also, to all local businesses who sponsored this event to enable it to go ahead. Thank you for your generosity and support.
Mrs Aga and Mrs Jones collected over 170 pairs of shoes for our Sal’s Christmas Shoes Appeal to help child refugees. The children brought their outgrown shoes into school which were sent off. Many thanks to all those parents who helped support this very worthy cause.
Spring Term 2017
Sisters of Mercy/Homeless
We raised, thanks to your generosity and support, the magificent sum of £250 which was donated to the Sisters of Mercy for the Homeless when they came to deliver an assembly on Friday 27th January. The School Councillors had expressed a specific wish to raise money for the Homeless after learning about the recent death of a person from Liverpool, living on the streets. This fundraising idea was very commendable and we are all very proud of them and all the children in our school for raising money to help those less fortunate than themselves.
NSPCC Number Day – Friday, 3rd February
Miss Morgan, our Maths Champion, organised numerous events to celebrate Number Day 2017. It was a great success! Miss Morgan, the staff and children worked very hard with the 2p Challenge! The grand sum of £210 was raised in aid of the NSPCC.
CAFOD Family Fast Day & Bobbly Blue Day in aid of the Bobby Colleran Trust – Friday, March 10th
Thank you to all parents and children for their generosity in donating towards these two charities. The sum of £160 was raised.
Summer Term 2017
Our Summer Fair held in July was a great success and the children had a fantastic time. We are always very grateful to the many parents and staff, with special mention and thanks to Mrs Daly and our fabulous LSOs, who all worked tirelessly to ensure that it was a success and a good time was had by all. The amazing amount we raised was £1,200! We would also like to say a big thank you to Mr Rob Ireland from the Quicks Store on Eastern Avenue who went out of his way to supply us with a Slush Machine and for all the support he offers when we have fundraising events! THANK YOU TO EVERYONE!