Following on from our whole school Lenten project, it gave me great pleasure to travel out to Uganda to see where all the amazing funds had gone. I also took further fund raising money out with me and bought lots more goats and hens for needy families as well as ensuring the children who were receiving our sponsorship were enjoying school and had everything they needed.
It truly was the trip of a lifetime and the primary and secondary school children were so grateful for all the funds raised. The families and local people of the community could not thank you enough for all hens and goats, which now meant they could have fresh milk and eggs on a daily basis, as well as breeding the animals in order to sell and make money to buy more food.
Should you wish to sponsor any of the children, make donations or ask any questions about the charity, please do not hesitate to contact Mrs Collins at school.
Thank you once again - the children love learning about new people and new places, and what a meaningful way to do that!
Uganda 2019 Update. It is not long now until Mrs Collins heads out to the Nkuringo community in Uganda to see the impact the money you have helped to raise has had on the children and adults there. Below are some more pictures of the amazing work you have done to support already. What a difference this all makes. Just look at the smiles of gratitude from these children! Thank you all. x
Angel (3) receiving gifts for the 1st time
Angel (3) receiving gifts for the 1st time
Angel (3) receiving gifts for the 1st time
Angel in her school uniform
Billy the hen
Elizabeth in her school uniform
Angel in her uniform
Angel before the money raised
Lots of children with a brighter future
UGANDA - hens bought from all the funds you raised - what an amazing job you have done! Open the powerpoint to access the photos
We held our annual Crufts event at our Summer Fayre. The children love being able to bring their dogs and show them off by entering them for different categories. We hope you enjoy looking at some of the winners from this year's event.
Just Giving Page link for Edie in Year 6Edie Birtwistle from year 6 is taking on the challenge of The great North Swim. Edie has decided that she would like to show awareness and raise money for a charity that means a great deal to her and her family. As some of you may know Edie was diagnosis with Leukaemia at a very young age and following 2 years of treatment she was one of the very few children for who this didn’t work. Edie’s only option was to receive a Stem Cell Transplant. Thanks to The Anthony Nolan Trust a match was made. Edie would like to say thank you to Rachel, her donor and to the Trust for helping to save her life. If you would like to help Edie by donating a few pounds please click on the link.
The goats have arrived for the families in Uganda. Thank you to all those who raised enough money to buy goats - these will truly change their lives.
Meet Elizabeth. Elizabeth is 6 years old and through monies raised during Lent we are able to sponsor Elizabeth for 3 years. This is such a wonderful gift to be able to give to a child that without it would struggle and would remain uneducated and continue in poverty into adulthood. Thank you once again.
Lenten Project Update:
Following on from the initial fundraising, the rest of the money has now been collected and has been sent off to the charity chair person, ready for distribution. You have managed to raise a very impressive £1267.54
Charlie started her little company called Helping Hands and raised £20 doing jobs around the house; Olivia raised £9.40 helping around the house; Tia raised £10 again, helping at home; Lola held a lemonade stall after school and raised £10 and had a further donation of £10 to buy a hen in a family friend’s mums honour; Bertie and Stanley raised £6 helping their mum; Megan sold cupcakes to family and friends and raised £46; Teagan raised £10.35 by helping at home; Indiana also helped at home and raised £10; Ruby raised £23 by completing a 4-hour silence; Erin and Ellie raised £26 with their cake sale and Tilly worked hard to raise £10.
Throughout the month of May, office staff Mrs Kelly and Miss Robinson are baking delicious treats for all the staff in exchange for generous donations.
These will appear in the next copy of the charity's newsletter.
The children have decided individually where they want their money to be spent and it collectively breaks down to:
£310 on buying 31 hens
• Names: Henny Penny, Hermione, Chicoletta, Beryl, Bailey, Millie, Lily, Tony, Penny Sutton, Hei-Hei, Lucy, Popcorn, Unicorn, Lola, Tia, Sally, Billy, Milly, Penny, Elder, Speckles, Mavis, Pixie, Olivia, Penny, Henny, Tia Parker, Edward, Susan, Hayley and Lucky.
£240 on buying 8 goats
• Names: Georgia, Linda, Rosie, Sandy, Jessica, Malika, Yoda and Happy
£489.56 on sponsoring children for education (£115 already spend on sponsorship for Feredricko – with a promise of future sponsorship from the parents, and the rest (£374.56) to be spent on securing education for 3 years for Elizabeth)
£42.32 to be spent on science equipment or resources for the school
£185.66 for the medical fund – to help Gerald or others in need.
More details can be found on our Reaching Out page on the school website. http://www.allsaints-clm.lancs.sch.uk/all-saints-reaching-out-our-school-in-the-wider-co/
A huge thank you to everyone who has helped raise this amazing and life-changing amount of money. I am beyond excited now to visit all the people who will be helped with your efforts. Thank you.
Click on the link below for the whole article! Thank you so much to everyone who has worked so hard to raise these funds.
All those who managed to bring their raised funds in before the holidays, or the first day back has made it in the newsletter for the Ugandan charity. Don't fear - there is still time to return lenten project funds and you will appear in next month's newsletter.
Feredricko School Reports! He is making fantastic progress - thank you Alice and Katie for raising the funds to give him this opportunity.
Nkuringo Community - Uganda
We are currently establishing some very strong links with the Nkuringo Foundation Nursery and Primary School in a remote area of Uganda.
The children in Oak have been writing letters to the children, which are hand-delivered by a group from the charity Go Uganda, twice a year.
I will be travelling out to visit the school and the children in October 2019 and to deliver some much-needed aid - shoes, clothing and school equipment in particular.
We have also been looking at ways to raise money, and currently 2 girls from Oak - Alice and Katie - have managed to raise 3/4 of the money needed to sponsor a child for a full year's food, lodgings and education. We will be using our Lenten Project to support the raising of more funds - more information to follow.
I will be collecting aid from anyone who wants to donate, from June 2019 onwards - again, more information to follow.
I would like to thank everyone for all the support so far with helping to make a real difference to people who are not as fortunate as ourselves.
Meet Fredricko from Nkuringo (age 6 or 7) - our sponsor child for 2018 - 2019
Save the Children Christmas Jumper Day
Supporting those in need at Christmas time
Thank you to all who have donated items for the food bank, animal shelters or toys for children in our local area instead of buying Christmas presents for staff. All of your kind donations are much appreciated.
Beech Y3/4 class 'letting Jesus shine in our community'
The children in Beech class shared the true joy of Christmas by making Christmas cards for residents in one of our local residential homes and then hand delivering these. Well done children, you really have let Jesus' shine within our community!
Children in Need October 2018
Thank you to all who supported this fundraising event. We raised £237 for Children in Need!
Bishop's Harvest Appeal: October 2018
Thank you to all who sent in donations for the Bishop's Harvest Appeal. Along with all the wonderful donations we received we raised £87.46 to support communities in Brazil and Sierra Leone.
Thank you letter for Bishop's Appeal
Macmillan Coffee Morning: September 2018
Thank you to all who came and supported our coffee morning. We raised £288.96 for Macmillan!
During the first half of our summer term, we shall be exploring the value of 'service' within worship. As part of this exploration, each class will vote upon a charity to support and children will raise money for their chosen charity by doing jobs at home/within the family. See the letter below for further details and look out for further information on your child's ClassDojo page.
A big thank you from all at school and Rev'd Toby to all those who sent tins, packets, toiletries, etc for the food bank – and money for the Bishop’s Harvest Appeal – all those sellotaped £1s and 50ps added up to £125 which goes to help Tree Aid (working in the dry parts of Africa giving all year round food and helping protect the environment) and a Christian Aid partner working in Burundi to teach specialist agricultural knowledge to local farmers in that very poor country.
Well done everyone!
Harvest Festival 2017. We donated food items, and attached 50p/£1 to our items, in support of the local food banks. We are thankful that we have enough food to eat.
Macmillan Coffee Morning 22nd September 2017. Well done to all who supported this event-we raised £330.40! There are some lovely videos of our year 6 singing some of their favourite school songs at the event on Class Dojo!
We donated our school shoes to a charity who support those who do not have any footwear. We sent over 200 pairs of school shoes to the charity and 5 bin bags of quality school uniform-well done everyone!
Elder presenting some of their Lenten fundraiser money to Adele from the Lancashire Women's Centre.
Sapling Class Lenten Bake Sale-raising money for RSPCA
Willow class sponsored paint
Maple Lenten danceathon-raising £206 for Derian House
Beech sponsored ball pass-raising money for Cancer Research
Hazel sponsored daily mile
Elder's Lenten Fundraiser for Macmillan Cancer
Class Lent Projects
Each of our classes in school will be thinking about a charity that they would like to raise money for during Lent as part of our school Lent project. The children in each class will vote and choose which charity to support as a class and then come up with ideas about how they could raise money for their chosen charity. Even if each class raised £10, what a sense of achievement for our children to have worked together to do something for someone else!
Look out on Class Dojo for details of class Lent projects.
I shall update this section with photos as each event takes place.
Presenting our cheque to the RMCH-final total raised over £318!!!
Friday 24th March 2017
Wear your 'onesie' and raise money for the Manchester Children's Hospital Burns' Unit
Well done everyone, you raised £294.60 for this superb cause! Marissa would like to say thank you to you all for supporting her chosen charity. I think Marissa was extremely brave to share her story with you and I am proud of her for having the confidence to do so. Knowing that your fundraising efforts will help other children, just as they helped your friend Marissa. should make you feel very proud of yourselves. What a great feeling to know you have helped others!
Christmas Jumper Day: 2oth December 2017. £183 raised for Save the Children-well done everyone!
13th December 2016
Carol singing in the community
Once again our year 6 children did a fantastic job bringing festive cheer to the elderly in our local community. Year 6 visited two local residential homes and sang Christmas carols to (and with!) the residents. I know that it means such a lot to the residents when we visit, seeing everyone smiling and joining in makes me feel very warm inside!
Year 6 were superb, interacting with the residents, talking to them about their Christmas plans and events in school, as well as singing beautifully. Well done year 6!
The true meaning of Christmas is all about what you bring to the lives of others and today you made people happy!
Operation Christmas Child 2016
As a Church primary school, holding at our heart the core Christian Values, we endeavour to ensure that our faith extends beyond what we do within our school and as such we support a range of charities and charity events throughout the year. We feel that it is important for our children to understand how lucky they are and to develop an awareness of how little others do have.
Each year we run a Macmillan coffee morning, raising finds for Macmillan cancer support. Our year 6 children are involved in planning and running this event.
We support the Bishop's Harvest Appeal and also our local food bank through our Harvest celebrations each year.
Our JAM Club lead our school in supporting Operation Christmas Child each Christmas, preparing shoe boxes of gifts for children in other parts of the world where they would otherwise have nothing to mark this Christian festival.
We support a range of children's charities throughout the year through a wide range of events; UNICEF Christmas jumper day, Children in Need. We ask our school council to think about charities that they would like to support.
As a school we sponsor 2 children in an area of the world which is less developed than our own. Each year we run a sponsored event event to raise money to enable us to continue to sponsor children in another area of the world. We love receiving letters and cards from our 'adopted' children.