Charity Initiatives 2014/2015

Congratulations to the generous pupils of Grosvenor who have raised an incredible £11796.26 for charity throughout the academic year 2014/2015. Driven by the endeavours of the School’s Sixth Form Charity Committee, directed by Charity Co-ordinator Ms. Lorrane Gray, the pupils have raised this incredible total following a number of initiatives throughout the year. 

Having raised just over £5000 in the first term of the year, up to Christmas, each year group within the school has subsequently added the following sums thanks to further charity collections carried out between January and May: Form One - £3000 for ‘PIPS’ (Suicide Prevention); Form Two - £200 for the ‘Down’s Syndrome Association’; Form Three - £350 for the ‘Alzheimer’s Association’; Form Four - £500 for ‘CLIC Sargent’; Form Five - £100 for ‘Guide Dogs for the Blind’; Lower Sixth - £300 for the ‘Children’s Heartbeat Trust’ and Upper Sixth - £250 for ‘Love146’ (Child Trafficking and Exploitation).

In addition further totals have been raised following whole-school events staged throughout the year, such as the £2250 raised following the School’s ‘Stand Up to Cancer’ day on Friday 17th October, which included six members of staff, including then Principal Mr Robin McLoughlin, participating in a highly popular ‘Ice Bucket Challenge’. So too April saw the school stage a non-uniform and film day that reaped an impressive £1777.20 in aid of ‘Habitat for Humanity’.

The school’s final charity total for 2014/2015 was announced by Ms. Gray at its end-of-term assembly on Tuesday 30th June, where she presented Principal Dr. Frances Vasey with a cheque for the total amount raised during the year. In addition Gary Keenan, long-time volunteer with ‘CLIC Sargent’, was present to receive a cheque for £400 on behalf of the charity, while Stephen Blake-Knox was also presented with a cheque, this time for £1000, on behalf of ‘Sports Academy, George’ – a non-profit ministry based in George, South Africa.

Well done to all of the pupils within Grosvenor who have donated so generously throughout the year, and especially those in Form Four who have contributed £1272 alone, led by 4E which, motivated by Form Tutor Mrs Karen Kirk, has given £459.95 - the highest amount of any class in the school, narrowly ahead of Ms. Gray’s own 3G with £446.01. As well as the school’s selfless pupils as a whole, however, particular praise is also due not only to Ms. Gray, whose determination and diligenge have driven the various charity initiatives throughout the year, but also to her Committee, comprising Upper Sixth volunteers Ellie Anderson, Erin Caughey, Evie Cullen, Tori Farr, Samantha Tittensor and Michael Wesbury, who have freely given of their time in order to, ultimately, improve the fortunes of others.

Congratulations to all who have contributed to Grosvenor’s incredibly successful charity-related ventures throughout 2014/2015 and we look forward to many further charities benefiting from the generosity of its pupils over the forthcoming academic year.

 

Stephen Blake-Knox from 'Sports Academy, George' (centre) alongside Gary Keenan, volunteer with 'CLIC Sergreant (left middle), pupils Evie Cullen, Glenn McCreery and Dan Whitcroft, as well as Charity Co-ordinator Ms. Lorraine Gray (far left) and Principal Dr. Frances Vasey following the School's end-of-term assembly on Tuesday 30th June

Pupil Glenn McCreery proudly displays the GGS Charity Shield on behalf of his form class, 4E, which has raised £459.95 for charity during the past academic year

Charity Co-ordinator Ms. Lorraine Gray and Upper Sixth pupil Evie Cullen, a member of the School's Charity Committee, present Dr. Vasey with a cheque for £11796.26 on the last day of term