Overview of 2017/18
At Foster’s, we believe that it vitally important to take the time to put the needs of others before our own.
We recognise how important our charity events and connections are to our pupils and parents, so raising money for charity has become a real focus of ours. We are tremendously proud of all we have achieved and have seen the positive impact it has had on the moral of the school.
This coming year, 2017-2018, we will be supporting MacMillan Cancer Support, Trussell Trust Food Bank, the British Legion Poppy Appeal, Demelza House Carolathon, Sports Relief / Red Nose Day and in the summer term there will be a Charity enterprise event when the UKS2 children will be working in teams to plan and organise their own charity fund raising events.
Below are some of the events of this year so far….
Macmillan Cancer Support
On the Wednesday 27th September, new families to the school were invited to a WELCOME INFORMATION COFFEE morning.
As well as meeting staff, education and health professionals we also enjoyed the splendid cakes baked by the staff.
The coffee morning raised an excellent £94.52 for MacMillan Nurses.
As part of our HARVEST celebration we decided to donate food to the local
TRUSSELL TRUST FOOD BANK.
The Trussell Trust partners with local communities to help stop UK hunger.
Thirteen million people live below the poverty line in the UK, with individuals going hungry every day for a range of reasons, from benefit delays to receiving an unexpected bill on a low income.
The Trussell Trust’s 400-strong network of foodbanks provides a minimum of three days’ emergency food and support to people experiencing crisis in the UK. In 2015/16, we gave 1,109,309 three day emergency food supplies to people in crisis.
The Poppy Appeal
Currently our year 6 charity ambassadors are organising htis years BRITISH LEGION POPPY APPEAL.
We will wear our poppies with pride and have a special assembly, last year we will have a special
Mr Fletcher told us all about Joseph Harding, a boy from Foster’s school who served our country.
His portrait was made of lots of small photos of heroes from the wars and could be seen at the Civic Offices in Bexleyheath.
Last year we raised £74.50 for the cause.
On Thursday 16th March 2017, Lilly, Abbie, Sophie and Tolu organised a sponsored walk for Cancer Research. They recognised it was an issue that touched so many lives in the families at Foster’s Primary school. Their aim was to raise £250. Everyone had great fun on the day and came together to blow their target out of the water. Altogether, the Key Stage 2 children raised an astounding………£ 4785.28!!!
On Friday 24th March 2017, we celebrated Red Nose Day in style! We all paid £1 and really enjoyed a CRAZY HAIR DAY to raise money for COMIC RELIEF. The School Council children sold hundreds of red noses and we were delighted to donate £620.22 to this excellent cause.
See how the money helped: