At the start of this school year, forms were invited to nominate which charity they would like the school to raise money for this year. Those supporting the shortlisted charities were then invited to deliver a short presentation during special assemblies so that students and staff could cast their votes. The short list of nominations was:
- Birmingham Children's Hospital
- Depression Alliance
- Guide Dogs for the Blind Association
- Help for Heroes
- Meningitis Trust
- Motor Neurone Disease Association
There was a magnificent effort put forward by six groups of girls who competed for the school's chosen charity. All of the girls eloquently put forward the reasons why their charities should be chosen. The school was in awe of their bravery and confidence in being able to address the whole school and to do so with such aplomb.
All the pupils then filled in voting slips to choose which charity they would like to benefit from their fundraising work this year. By a narrow margin, it was decided that our school charity for this academic year will be the Guide Dogs for the Blind Association. Well done to Emily who was their champion!
Over £10,000 was raised last year for a number of charities including:
- National Autistic Society
- Fr Hudson's
- Race for Life
- Macmillan coffee morning
- Breast cancer
- Children in Need
- The Brain Tumour Charity
In addition to this a number of large donations of food, toiletries, clothes, sleeping bags etc were made to Sifa Fireside, the Birmingham Central Food Bank, and the needy in our community.