Royal Grammar School

Newcastle

All for charity

All for charity

Charities Week is fast approaching and this year we are raising money for two fantastic charities, chosen by our students and staff; The Sunshine Fund and Dementia Care.

There will be lots of activities that students and their parents can get involved with across the week, some of the key ones are highlighted below. There will be a number of smaller activities as well such as a non uniform day, staff v students sports matches and University Challenge, plus a rowathon and much more.

Fashion Show
Tuesday 29th November, 7pm.
£10 per ticket, all proceeds go to The Sunshine Fund.

One of the most sought-after-events during Charities Week; there is still a limited amount of tickets left, so if you want to see Dr Bernard Trafford and Mr Tim Clark strut their stuff alongside our students make sure you get in touch with Jill Graham. You can also buy raffle tickets on the night to win one of our great prizes, all donated by our local businesses.

Year 7 cake sale
Monday 28th and Tuesday 29th November

There will be a huge cake sale taking place across the first two days of Charities Week, ideal practice for anyone who is a future 'star baker'. For any Year 7 parents - please avoid using nuts in any baking as we have some students with severe nut allergies. 

Readathon

Our Year 7 and 8 sponsored readathon was a great success last year, raising more than £2000 alone. We're trying to encourage more students to read not just for their studies, so if you are interested in taking part and reading for pleasure, pick up a form from our library.

Charity Auction

Can you help us out? We're after prizes for our auction. Last year we were lucky to have two full hospitality package tickets to the 2016 Open Gold Championships at Royal Troon which raised £2000. If you or your company wish to donate an auction prize, please email Lois Wright.

Charities Week is not just about raising money, but also thinking about disadvantaged families and people in the local area. Will we be asking students to provide gifts for Children North East who will distribute these to families in the area who will really benefit from a gift at Christmas. The charity would like these gifts to be ones that will create lasting memories for the families they are given to such as, cinema or theatre tickets, shopping vouchers and other experiences that can be enjoyed by both children and adults. 

We'll also be helping our local foodbank and one of the most widely used foodbanks in the country; Newcastle's West End Foodbank. Last year more than 40,000 people made use of the foodbank and we'd like to continue to support them. With this in mind we're asking all our students to bring in an item of dried food, such as cereal, canned foods, pasta etc. which we'll deliver to the foodbank,

We're looking forward to breaking records again, so please do join us in chasing that £12,000 target.