Elgar and Newton Joint Charity Week
This week, as you may be aware, is the Elgar and Newton combined charity week. The two houses are combining their efforts to raise as much as possible for their two chosen charities (The Brain Tumour Charity and C.A.L.M) with a majority of fundraising events this week and a few the week following.
Both charities have important places in the hearts of boys and their families within the houses, and are two charities that make a real difference in the local area as well as nationally. C.A.L.M, The Campaign Against Living Miserably, works to reduce the disproportionately high suicide rate in men by providing a number of services from counselling to raising awareness. By raising awareness, they are able to reduce the stigma associated with mental health problems and allow men to feel comfortable seeking help. The Brain Tumour Charity also provides a spectrum of different services, not only performing key research into cancer but also providing group and individual support to those suffering.
Throughout this week, raffle tickets will be available from foyer during lunch and break times alongside a display of the various prizes that are on offer. The raffle will be drawn on Friday with a wide variety of prizes from Nandos and Amazon vouchers to assorted football paraphernalia. Tickets are £1 for a strip or 25p for a single and are an opportunity that simply can’t be missed.
Tomorrow, Tuesday the 5th, will bring a much awaited cake sale in the old gym alongside a tuck shop that will be running all this week. A plethora of different baked goods from lemon cakes to brownies will be available to suit any preference. An appeal for any spare silver coins is also running with an artistic brain being crafted from them on Wednesday, something that will certainly be interesting to see executed.
On Thursday, a pub quiz will be running for years 8-11. Entry will be £1 per pupil and teams can have up to 5 members. It will be held in the Drama Studio and those interesting in registering should visit Miss Gosling’s office.
As per tradition during the last week, a selection of school band members will be going room to room during lessons to play Christmas carols and take a collection to go to the chosen charities. To accompany this Wedneday the 13th, the day of the Christmas lunch, will also be a Christmas jumper day where you will be invited to wear a festive jumper in return for a small donation.Both charities are incredibly worthy causes and we can look forward to once again providing a healthy cheque to the charities when the charity week period has ended as we have done in many years past.