It’s been a fabulous year of charity support and fundraising by the entire Firs School community. As ever, pupils, staff and parents have displayed their enthusiasm and commitment to those in need through an array of events held across the school calendar. The recent NSPCC Colour Run was one of the most vibrant events as everyone donned their brightest clothes, coloured their hair and painted their faces – even the young Fir Cones joined in and everyone ran their hearts out. At the finish line, the total raised by all was a staggering £1500.
Year 6 lead the charity initiative through their successful Business Enterprise projects, developing their business ideas and selling their home-made creations to excited and receptive Firs customers. The result of their efforts was an impressive profit of £801 for their chosen charities – Alfie’s Trust and the Dogs Trust. Well done Year 6!
At our Easter Service we learned from Reverend Longman about the wonderful charity Christ4all, developed by Father Azariah. Many of us were moved by letters written by some of the children in India who have directly benefitted from our fundraising and donations of stationary, gifts, books and games. The service was a fantastic way to show our children what a difference they can make to others and how much that help is appreciated.
In keeping with this year’s World Book Day animal theme, the World Wildlife Fund was the charity of choice. This proved to be a fun and furry day, creating a safari-style ambience to the school as giraffes, elephants, crocodiles, cats of different sizes, to name but a few, could be spotted wandering around and of course, a giant panda leading the pack. The money raised will enable the Firs to adopt four animals from endangered species.
The Firs has an established commitment to several charities including Children in Need, Christ4All, Save the Children, Christmas Shoe Box charities, Foodbank, the Pong Tek School in Cambodia and Contact the Elderly where the school hosts a tea party for a group of older people from the local area. Contributions towards all of these events were fantastic and gratefully received. We have, in particular, had two very bountiful collections for the West Cheshire Foodbank with a total contributions weight of 303.11Kg! Ian Mac from the Foodbank joined us in our Harvest Festival celebrations and explained to his audience in real-life terms how the donated food items become a welcome meal for families and individuals in the local community.
There’s been fun, hard-work, dedication and enthusiasm by all, resulting in an impressive total of nearly £4000 raised for charities so far this year! A big thank you to everyone for this amazing achievement. We look forward to all the fundraising events yet to come!