Before Easter, our Year 7 students put their enterprise skills to the test and raised £1000 for a local youngster who has a rare form of cancer.
Charlie Procter is suffering with hepatoblastoma, a rare and aggressive form of liver cancer, and his parents are trying to raise money for him to have treatment in America.
Year 7 students spent a week planning and preparing stalls for a fair held in school where all other students and staff were invited to come and buy cakes and play games.
The Venue was packed out, but the most popular stall by far was the one where students could pay for the opportunity to ‘pie’ brave volunteers Mr Dutton and Mr Breckell.
Two students, Hamerah Maskeen and Sabah Zaman, both donated over £200 each of their own money for the cause.
In the run up to the Christmas period, our Year 9 Duke of Edinburgh’s Award students were volunteering with Church & Oswaldtwistle Rotary Club, accompanying Santa on his rounds to help raise money charity.
We have just received this note from Rotarian Ken Freeman thanking the students and staff for their efforts.
Dear Mrs Cunliffe,
Sorry it has taken me so long to send a thank you note for all the support you, staff and students gave to Santa’s collection programme during December. Many of the Rotarians involved were impressed with the work ethic and politeness of the students, all were a credit to the school, if possible would you thank them all for their efforts.
The door to door and Supermarket collections came to just short of six thousand pounds, a magnificent effort by all our volunteers, in fact without their help we could not have turned out for thirteen evenings along with three days at Asda Supermarket.
If you would like a certificate of thanks to display within the school, please let me know.
The money raised by Santa will go towards supporting Local, National and International Charities in 2017. The three supermarket collections supported – E.L Hospice, N.W. Air Ambulance and Derian House.
Once again, thank you for your support during 2016, on behalf of Church and Oswaldtwistle Rotary Club, may I wish you, all your work colleagues and students a Healthy and Prosperous New Year.
Church and Oswaldtwistle Rotary Club
Currently our Year 8 students are raising money for the charity Shelter, and had a very successful sleep over at the school last Friday. As a follow up to this we have decided to have a non-uniform day on Friday 28 October 2016.
Students wanting to wear their own clothes should bring £1 before Friday.
Year 11 students who are having a mock exam week should attend in their school uniform as normal.
Thank you for your continued support.