Our Charities

Since 2012, we have matched each class with its own charity for the year.  Form Captains act as Charity Chiefs to enable classes to do something each term to support their charity.  We aim for this to be an ongoing project, allowing the children to earn small amounts periodically whilst also raising the profile of, and finding out about, the work of their allocated organisation.  We want the children to develop their understanding of the importance of considering the needs of others and how we can support people through prayer and information sharing, as well as raising money. We want our children to recognise that, in the words of St Mother Teresa of Calcutta, “It’s not how much we give, but how much love we put into giving.”

Class Charities 2017

Nursery               Children in Need                                      

Reception            UNICEF               

Y1                         Keep Britain Tidy

Y2                         CAFOD

Y3                         Friends of Marple Memorial Park

Y4                         Retired Priests Fund

Y5                         Alzheimer’s Society

Y6                         Bloodwise (Formally Leukaemia and Lymphoma Research)

In addition…

Our Y5 and Y6 pupils made beautiful felt poppies to sell in November: this has become a tradition!  They raised £120 for the British Legion. In December and January we had collections for The Wellspring and Stockport Foodbank, helping the good work of these organisations who look after families through providing much needed support. In February we supported MerseyAid by sending soft toys and stationery to add to their ‘bags of love’ for refugee children: 42 extra bags were put together through our involvement – and two of our children attended the bag packing event!

 

2015-16 charities were:

CAFOD’s Syria Appeal

CAFOD’s Building Peace Project

Marple Memorial Park’s Skatepark Project

The Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital’s Therapeutic Project

L’Arche Manchester’s Garden Appeal

Signpost Young Carers in Stockport

Children in Need

ARC in Romiley

In addition, we raised £190 in September through selling cakes for Macmillan Cancer Care (thanks to Miss Poole and The Business Gang!), we sent a car-load of tinned goods to The Wellspring in October following our Harvest Mass and we have made felt poppies during a lunchtime club to raise funds for the November Poppy Appeal to support the work of the British Legion. In December our KS1 classes sent Christmas cards to Help the Aged, Y5 sang for the residents of Smithy Court at their Christmas coffee morning and Y4 sent gifts to their charity to ensure that young carers in Stockport had some lovely gifts this Christmas.

 

2014-2015 charities were:

Children in Need http://www.bbc.co.uk/childreninneed

ARC http://www.arc-cic.co.uk

Mary’s Meals – helping children in poorer countries to have a school dinner http://www.marysmeals.org.uk

The Tree House at Stepping Hill Hospital – our local hospital’s children’s ward http://www.stockport.nhs.uk/serviceview/49/paediatrics

ACROSS – a charity to enable children to visit Lourdes http://across-uk.org

Stockport Food Bank – helping local people to have enough food http://stockport.foodbank.org.uk

The Book Bus – helping children overseas to read http://www.thebookbus.org

Marple Memorial Park – a local charity who want to improve our park http://www.marplememorialpark.org.uk

 

2013-2014 charities were:

Compstall for the Christie

CAFOD www.cafod.org.uk

The Wellspring www.thewellspring.btck.co.uk

Manchester Children’s Hospital www.rmchcharity.org.uk

St Vincent de Paul Society (Mini Vinnies) www.svp.org.uk

HUGs http://www.helpingugandaschools.org

 

2012-2013 Charities were:

Macmillan Cancer Care www.macmillan.org.uk

Cafod www.cafod.org.uk

The Wellspring www.thewellspring.btck.co.uk

Mission Together www.missiontogether.org.uk

Manchester Children’s Hospital http://www.rmchcharity.org.uk

HUGS http://www.helpingugandaschools.org