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Welcome to our 'Charity Committee' page.
Walmsley School 'Charity Committee' work hard each year with Miss Charnock to raise funds for two chosen charities. They start thinking about ideas and good causes in the second half of the Autumn term, and then spend lots of break times and lunchtimes during the Spring term preparing and making things ready for the Lenten events. We always do our best to support as many good charities as we can, both in the local area and further afield.
If you are in Year 6 and think you would like to be involved, please come and speak to Miss Charnock (Year 4C Class Teacher). For our 2018 appeal we are going to need lots of help, enthusiasm and wonderful ideas! Similarly, if you can think of a particular charity which you think would be a good one for us to support, please come and tell us!
Previous Charity Committee success!
In 2017 we supported the 'Bolton Destitute Animal Shelter' and 'Starlight', both of which are amazing, worthy causes. We raised around £800 for each of these brilliant charities through sponsored events, small change collections and a big fair in the hall. We all worked so hard, and had great fun at the same time!
In 2016 we chose to support the 'PDSA' and 'Chilli Children'. We managed to raise a fantastic £1,746, which meant that each of our worthy charities received £873 towards their work. Both the PDSA and the Chilli Children Trust have written to us over the summer, thanking us for all our hard work and support. Have a look at the certificates in the Entrance Hall!
Here is some information about some of the charities we have supported in the past:
The Bolton Destitute Animal Shelter is a rescue charity dedicated to caring for the lost, stray and abandoned dogs and cats of the Bolton area. They have a non-destruction policy and are committed to reducing the unwanted cat and dog problem in this area by caring for every animal that comes to visit, and aiming to rehome each of them.
The PDSA have been helping pets in need for almost 100 years. This charity touches the lives of more pets and their owners than any other animal charity in the UK today. With 51 PDSA Pet Hospitals and over 380 Pet Practices delivering vital lifesaving care daily,the PDSA has a huge impact on animal welfare in our country.
Chilli Children Trust is a unique Christian charity working to improve the lives of thousands of children in Uganda, Africa. The Project Team help orphaned and disabled children in 4 districts at the very South Western end of Uganda, bordering Rwanda and DR Congo. The charity is called Chilli Children because families whose children are registered with the project are taught to grow chilli which gives them a means of self-reliance.
The children at Walmsley have been supporting Bolton Rotary Club with their 'Shoebox Scheme'. As a school we donated a total of 85 shoeboxes, containing a selection of toys, toiletries, educational items and household goods. These boxes will hopefully give the children of Eastern Europe a drop of happiness this Christmas.
On Friday, 14th November, the children came to school in their own clothes for a donation to 'Children in Need'. Our fabulous School Councillors also decorated cup cakes to sell during morning break. Walmsley School raised £343 for this wonderful cause.
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In 2015 our Charity Committee supported two fantastis charities; Birtenshaw School and the Bleakholt Animal Sanctuary. We raised lots of money through a range of sponsored activities and a fantastic Afternoon Tea Party, complete with tea and cake! We also hosted an animal disco, where we wore some super costumes! We had a great time!