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Autumn Term Charity Round Up

10 December 2018

What a fantastic term it has been at Wally for charitable giving.

The Autumn term started with a number of students bidding for the main school charity – the charities included – A21 Against Human Trafficking and Slavery, Elizabeth’s Legacy of Hope, Blind Veterans UK, The Outward Bound Trust and The Beanstalk Charity…..with A21 being the charity that gained most votes.  In addition to this charity we have also supported the charities that have been chosen by each house, as well as National events such as Children in Need, MacMillan Coffee Morning and Jeans for Genes.

There has been a range of events that have raised money for a number of different charities.

Many thanks to the Music department and all students who were involved in Wally Stage and Screen, this raised over £2,000 for A21. The Year 7 & 8 disco, non-uniform day and cake sale raised over £1,500 for Children in Need and last week's Christmas Jumper Day (or, in the case of Mr Clements in Music, 'Christmas Suit Day'), raised £672 for A21.

In addition to the money that has been generously donated by you for school events and cake sales a lot of you have also given your time to make a difference…

Thank you to the 7 staff who walked the London Shine walk – over 26 miles….raising £5208 for Cancer Research and The Brain Tumour Trust

Well done Kristina and Elizabeth who completed the sponsored Walk for Freedom in Tunbridge Wells raising money for A21.

Thank you to all students who have taken the time to bake cakes this term so that they could be sold at break times to raise money and well done to all the Year 13 students who sang Carols at Sevenoaks  station – raising near to £250.

In total this term we have collectively raised  £12,193.83 for charitable causes!

This is an amazing amount – and will make a huge difference to so many individuals that are helped and supported by the charities that we have made contributions to.

But we have not only raised money….in addition to this fantastic figure we have also donated a total of 66 shoe boxes - that will be delivered to families this Christmas who are less fortune then ourselves and have given 20 large boxes of goods to the local food bank which supports local families that are facing hardship and would otherwise find it difficult to feed themselves.

Please remember to be thoughtful of others and be grateful over the Christmas holidays for all that you do have and for everything that you are able to share with others.

Miss Leggett, Mrs Garcia and the Charity Prefects would like to thank you all for your generosity wish you all a safe, restful and reflective Christmas Holiday.