Charity Day – Friday 25th September 2015
What will be happening on Friday 25th September?
On Friday 25th September we will be holding a non-uniform day. The requested donation from students is £1. We are raising money to support Macmillan Cancer Support and Rosie’s Ball. We will also be collecting clothes for the Calais Appeal.
It is European Day of Languages on Friday so please dress with an International Theme!
We will also be raising money by having a bake sale at Break and Lunch times in the Luke Day Block.
What is Macmillan?
- Macmillan provide support for people and their families who are dealing with living with cancer
- As well as providing medical support, they provide practical help at home, give advice on every day matters and listen and are there to help
- Macmillan Nurses are qualified with specialist skills in cancer care. Their role is to support patients and their families through diagnosis and treatment.
In 1911, a young man named Douglas Macmillan watched his father die of cancer. His father’s pain and suffering moved Douglas so much, he founded the ‘Society for the Prevention and Relief of Cancer’.
What is Rosie’s Ball?
Rosie’s Ball is an event that is taking place in October in memory of Rosie Van Raalte, and all proceeds are going towards the Teenage Cancer Trust.
Rosie was diagnosed with osteosarcoma (primary bone cancer) in her arm in 2008, aged 14, and was treated predominantly at Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge for 9 months. She had successful major surgery and went on to achieve her GCSE’s and A levels and gain a place at Southampton University.
Devastatingly, Rosie was only three weeks in to the start of her degree, when in October 2012 she was diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukaemia. This diagnosis was caused by the chemotherapy she had previously and her health deteriorated very quickly. Rosie tragically passed away on January 12th 2013 aged 19.
Throughout her illness the Teenage Cancer Trust were there to support Rosie and her family and ensure that she received her treatment in an age appropriate environment.
During her illness, Rosie herself raised lots of money for Teenage Cancer Trust and Rosie’s Ball is continuing her good work.
As an Academy we would like to send items to help support the refugee crisis in Calais. Please can you ask at home as any of the following items below are desperately needed to help. Items can be left at the main reception. Thank you in advance.
- Trainers or hiking shoes size 41-46
- Warm jackets size small and medium
- Tracksuit trousers
- Jeans size 28-32
- Sleeping bags
- Woolly hats
The deadline for this collection is Friday 25th September.
The target amount to raise on Friday 25th September is £1000 (if everyone who wears non uniform gives £1.00, we could raise £850 before we even start eating cake!)