On Wednesday 6th September we were delighted to welcome Laura Baker from Support Dogs UK to our morning assembly.
Support Dogs was our chosen Charity of the Year for the last academic year. The charity helps make a difference to the lives of people with autism, epilepsy and disabilities. Support Dogs create partnerships with local schools that not only raise vital funds, but spread awareness and understanding of the three conditions.
Throughout the year we organised fundraising events both inside and outside of school, for example coffee and cake afternoons, a book swap day, monthly cake sales, a toy sale, bring-a-bear-to-school day, a fashion show, a Derbyshire walk and a strawberry tea afternoon. Pupils and their families really enjoyed being involved in supporting these events and to meeting the wonderful dogs and their clients. We are pleased to say we raised a grand total of £2,205 and were delighted to present Laura with the cheque.
New Head Girl, Ailsa Gillespie and Head Boy, Oliver Marshall with the help of junior school children, present the cheque to Laura Baker from Support Dogs UK
Recent local charities that have benefited from our Charity of the Year initiative are St Wilfrid’s Centre and Sheffield Young Carers.
We are delighted to announce that next academic year, 2017–2018, we shall be raising money for St Luke's Hospice in Sheffield.