On Friday 1 December it will be Non-Uniform Day for students and as well as being a fun experience it gives each student a chance to make a donation to their chosen House charity via ParentPay.

Each House’s students chose a local House charity to support:
Darwin House = The Max & George Trust – Animal Rescue
Garrick House = Lichfield Food Bank
Johnson House = St Giles Hospice
Seward House = Midland Air Ambulance

All of these charities serve our local community and we and our students are pleased to know what we fund raise benefits those who live around is as well as potentially ourselves.

Also, the day will see the staff fund-raiser kick in where we raise awareness and funds for the staff’s chosen charity for this year which is The Alzheimer’s Society.

A recent report revealed that around 900,000 people in the UK suffer from dementia / Alzheimer’s and this is projected to rise to 1.6million by 2040. This is going to be a growing challenge for parents, and one for children too who will find they end up being the carer for their – parents when they reach this stage.

It is with this in mind that our staff have chosen to support this charity on Friday 1 December by staging an Elf Day where they come in wearing an elf costume. ‘Elf Day’ is an annual fundraiser led by the Alzheimer’s Society to raise essential funds for their patients and families suffering with dementia / Alzheimer’s.

Matt Allman, Headteacher, said: “We try to look at fund-raising in school in two ways. Obviously, there is an intrinsic good we can help foster in our students in doating and thinking of others. However, we also want the students to reflect on what issues are facing our local community, their families too, and how they can contribute through awareness, campaigning and fund-raising to make life better for those around us. We would welcome parents to support their child’s chosen House charity, and perhaps even the staff fund-raiser too, with a small donation of £1 each.”

To learn more about all of the fund-raising activities going on this week to raise money for the Alzheimer’s Society click here.