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Charity Committee

Welcome to our 'Charity Committee' page.


Meet the 2019 Team!


Hello, we are this year’s Walmsley Charity Committee!  We are members of Year 6 who have chosen to be in the group so we can help people and raise money for charities.  It makes us feel good inside when we rescue animals and care for a charity.  As a school we also support a little girl in Africa by writing to her, sending cards and raising money.

We spend play-times and lunch-times thinking about how we can raise money.  The main charity we have chosen this year is ‘Pet Pals’ which rescues animals around the world who have been neglected, injured or mistreated.  We are going to hold lots of fun own clothes days, and a BIG cake sale to raise money for them.  We will ask for a £1 donation each Friday to come in your own clothes, linked to the theme.

Also, this year we are especially thinking about Cancer Research because sadly Mrs Dorning has died.  Mrs Dorning was the mum of two children who came to our school and she was very nice, kind, creative and fun!  She was a hairdresser and she always did the best hairstyles for her daughters!  In memory of Mrs Dorning, we are having a Mad Hair Day and are asking for donations on this day which will ALL go to Cancer Research.

Thank you for your support. We know we ask lots of people and we know money doesn’t grow on trees!  This Lent we want to know we are doing our best to help other people and make other people smile. 

Thank you for helping us to do this!


Previous Charity Committee success!

2018 was our best year EVER.  We raised a staggering £3,465!  Our chosen charities were Dogs Trust and Ross Smith, one of our ex-pupils who had a terrible accident and needed help adapting to his new way of life.

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.




Past Events




The children at Walmsley have been supporting Bolton Rotary Club with their 'Shoebox Scheme'.  As a school we donated a total of 85 shoe boxes, 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.



Click here to see more photographs from the day. 


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!