RGS Art of Hope and Winterwonderland

      

 

Raffle Ticket Winners

All items will be available to collect from Senior School Main Reception from Thursday 7th December - Thursday 14th December, 8:30am - 4:40pm
 
£150 Barbour Voucher - Luke Shepherd
£150 Barbour Voucher - Sara Kim
Babucho Voucher - Gayle Dolan
Golf Fang Voucher - Hilary Tedd
Studio 28 Chocolate Selection - Maggie Fearby
Fenwicks Hamper - Benjamin Cull
Greggs Voucher - Kirsten Scothon
Alnwick Castle Voucher - Sarah Longville
Beamish Family Pass - Mark Twemlow
RGS Print - Maggie Fearby
Wine Duo - Sunje Prapunwong
Schoolblazer Voucher - Diana Socha
Sega Bundle - Stacey Standen
Sega Bundle - Benjamin Cull
Sega Plushy - Ian Foster
NU Foundation Sport Camp Voucher - Malcolm Copeland
Kitlocker Voucher - Rachel Amey
Luxe Subscription and Goody Bag - Luke Shepherd
Spirits Hamper - Anon Anon
Wine Hamper - Ana Welock
 

Friday 1st December 2023

Kick start December with our festive fundraising event featuring Art of Hope and Winterwonderland.
 
Location: Arrival at Church Gate entrance on Eskdale terrace, where you will be whisked on a festive journey around RGS. Click on the map below for more detail
 
Timing: From 4.00pm to 6.00pm. 
 
Tokens: The event will be cashless. Tokens can be purchased upon entry on the night or in advance on Thursday 30th November and Friday 1st December from Senior School Main Reception.
 

Can't join in person?  View our online auction here!  Opens 4pm Friday 1st December 2023 - closes 9pm Sunday 3rd December 2023.

Background

In 2021, we launched the inaugral RGS Art of Hope, generously sponsored by our friends at the Talent Insight Group, a global research firm based here in Newcastle.  The event was established to raise funds for the Bursary Campaign and charities chosen by our students. 

Central to the event is our students' (in Y6 and above) artwork, on 20x20cm canvasses, creating a unique representation of what ‘Hope’ means to them personally. These canvasses are then auctioned, with other fabulous auction lots and raffle prizes.

In 2021 we raised over £12,000 for the RGS Bursary Campaign, the Newcastle United Foundation’s Mental Health Programme, and Homeless North East. This was an astounding result and it was achieved across the whole of our RGS Family.  Details of the 2021 canvasses and auction lots are available to browse here, and to the right is a glimpse at what was a wonderful exhibition event.
 
In 2022 the event returned with even more momentum and students' art was exhibited with an additional element to the event, a student-led 'Winterwonderland' of beautifully decorated Christmas trees.  The canvasses, special auction lots and sponsored trees raised over £10,000 for our unwavering commitment to the RGS Bursary Campaign, Depaul UK, an organisation focussing on the needs of young people who are – or about to become – homeless and Afrika Tikkun.  Details of the 2022 canvasses and auction lots are available here.
 
Given the success of the previous events, RGS Art of Hope 2023 is planned for the Autumn term, culminating in another fabulous exhibition on Friday 1st December 2023, alongside the return of the popular Winterwonderland.  This year we'll be raising funds for the RGS Bursary Campaign and Afrika Tikkun, plus our new charity partner Project Santa.

Call for auction lots and raffle prizes

Several stunning additions to 2022's and 2021's auctions were donations – both material and experiential - made by generous RGS parents and Old Novos with connections to the worlds of business, entertainment, hospitality and leisure to name but a few. 
 

If you feel you could help us by donating an auction lot or raffle prize then please do contact us at development@rgs.newcastle.sch.uk as soon as you can.  Anything, of any size, would be gratefully received, especially any unusual and/or desirable items which could make good Christmas gifts that you could help source.  Thank you in advance for your support.