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Fundraising at ACS

Last year the student body took part in a vote to select which charities they would like ACS to support during 2017/18. The winning charities were;

Children’s Hospice South West          

https://www.chsw.org.uk/

Providing hospice care for children with life-limiting conditions and their whole family across the South West.

Macmillan

https://www.macmillan.org.uk/

The number of people with cancer is growing every day. Macmillan want to reach and improve the lives of every one of those people.

Ditch the Label

https://www.ditchthelabel.org/

Pro equality and anti-bullying. Your world, prejudice free!

Throughout the year, the student Fundraising club and Charity committee organise and host fantastic fundraising events that the whole school community can participate in and enjoy.

Grow a Pound

Year 8 students will be taking part in the new ‘Grow a pound’ scheme. This is a fantastic and beneficial activity for both the students and the charity ‘Children’s Hospice Southwest’. Whiteshill Evangelical church have kindly donated £180 so each student can take part. Students will receive a £1 coin, they will then have a term to try and make it grow…

Students can engage with their entrepreneurial spirit to help better the circumstances and lives of those less fortunate than themselves.

8R and 8O have been the first Tutor Groups to take part in this years Grow a Pound Fundraiser!

Students came up with some great fundraising ideas including;

Car washing, selling cards, cake and drink sales, producing and selling their own art work.

£182 has been raised so far, well done to everyone involved… 8G are next to take part!

Fundraising Club

The fundraising club have recently arranged 2 movie nights to raise money for charity. The first film shown for Halloween was ‘Goosebumps’.  Along with showing the film, snacks and drinks were sold for a small fee for the chosen charity, Young Carers UK. The film and snacks were enjoyed by everyone and £56.72 was raised!

For Christmas, the film shown was ‘Elf’ and Christmas themed snacks and hot chocolate was sold for everyone to warm up to! This raised £35.67.

Future events

21 March – Easter egg raffle

23 March – Sports Relief, details to follow