Posts filed under Charity Fundraising

Red Nose Day 2015

Highfields' students and staff entered into the spirit of Red Nose Day with great enthusiasm.

Those taking part paid 50p to wear either a ‘bad’ tie for the day or an item of red clothing.  In addition, some made their faces ‘funny for money’ in line with the Red Nose Day theme.  In fact, some supporters did all three!  Even our resident anatomical skeleton, Oscar, joined in with the fundraising!

Red Nose Day cakes were sold throughout the day and a computer gaming event was held at lunchtime.  A number of students also took part in a sponsored silence.

Inclement weather, however, saw the eagerly anticipated staff football match postponed until Tuesday 17th March.  After a keenly competitive (and well-supported) game, team Rowley eventually emerged as 3-1 winners. 

A grand total of £1168.72 was raised and the Government has committed to match monies raised by schools up to £10 million.  Therefore Highfields' valuable contribution was actually worth £2337.44.

This donation would buy a clean water supply for TWO schools in Uganda – we rightly should feel very proud of our achievements!

Posted on March 23, 2015 and filed under Charity Fundraising.

Highfields Contribute £750 to The Haven Charity Appeal

Monday 2 March began as a freezing cold, snowy morning but very soon warmed up with the kind generosity of the students, staff and parents from Highfields School.  Everyone acted fantastically in response to the request to ‘de-clutter’ at home and bring surplus items into school for collection by The Haven.  Many bags of clothes, toys, books and household items were donated and The Haven estimate that goods worth £750 were donated during the event.

These items will be used to directly benefit women and children supported by The Haven and also to stock their charity shop in the City Centre. 

Hayley Edwards from The Haven offered her ‘sincere thanks’ to all who supported the appeal.

Posted on March 6, 2015 and filed under Charity Fundraising.