After the hard work, preparation and consequent enjoyment of two of the big Charity ventures early in the term, it was very satisfying to be able to present generous cheques to Simon Says and Macmillan.
The Sixth Form, in return, were given a special ‘We think you are amazing’ award from Macmillan for their “brilliant enthusiasm and fantastic support”. Well done to everyone who took part.
We were also able to present Mrs Caroline Lamb, not long back from her visit to Sudan, with a cheque for the work of Cress. The hospital has been completed and is operational now with clean water and electricity; already the impact of this has been felt in the surrounding area with many more people being treated.
This autumn term has been a busy one. In September we welcomed Mrs Debra Williamson from Lepra, a UK-registered international charity who work with individuals and communities affected by some of the world’s oldest and most neglected diseases. Although one of their main areas is the prevention and treatment of Leprosy itself, they also work with those who have lymphatic filariasis, an incurable but completely preventable disease spread by mosquitos and with those suffering with T.B. There were many individual and tutor group donations, but special mention must be given to Maddie Wright ( 3rd Year) for organising a cake sale herself and raising over £70 -Well Done. 2NG also held a Sweet Sale and raised over £30. The final amount was £302.45
Along with many thousands of others, various members of the Godolphin Community baked cakes for the Great Macmillan Coffee Morning. The GPA did a sterling job of galvanising their troops and many cakes were brought in, to be duly bought and eaten, raising a grand total of over £800. We were very pleased to welcome Mr Steven Goodrick, the MacMillan Fundraising Manager for Wiltshire and present him with a cheque.
It is always good to be able to support local charities and this year food donations were brought in to support the work of the Trussell Trust. Helping to feed over 5000 local people last year, this is a very worthwhile cause and the Godolphin Community responded generously, nearly filling the collecting van with the contributions.
As part of their GCSE Food Technology course, the 4th year completed their bread module with a visit to ASK Italian restaurant followed by a pizza making session in school. They then set up a mass production practical lesson to make pizzas to sell to the school with all profits going to charity. This year the girls chose the Stars Appeal and raised £64 – well done.
November saw the school taken over by Super Heroes as staff and pupils joined in the Children in Need fundraising. Although a nationwide charity, there are many projects in both Wiltshire and Hampshire funded by Children in Need, so it was good to be part of the giving. As well as dressing up, there was also a Karaoke session help over lunch. Who will forget the Science Department’s rendition of ‘Don’t Stop Me Now’ or the emotional interpretation of ‘Come What May’ from Moulin Rouge by Dr D and Mrs Ferguson?! The total collected was £307.00
The third year Rebel Events Management Group , guided by Mrs Rowney, also ran a cake sale and all proceeds went to ‘Simon Says’, a Hampshire-based children’s bereavement charity which relies solely on gifts and funds raised by the community and raised nearly £100.
The competitive houses have also been busy supporting their chosen charities (more details to be found on their pages) but these include the Alzheimer’s’ Society, Trussell Trust, Women’s Refuge and the Muscular Dystrophy society.