One of the strengths of our school is the way we think about those less fortunate than ourselves. This year we have supported several charities, including: Exaireo, The Bridge, The Carpenter's Arms, Macmillan, Children in Need, Comic Relief, Jeans for Genes and Christian Aid. These are a mixture of small and large, local, national and international charities.
The children and staff have collected money after church services, dressed in their own clothes, eaten cake and walked through the beautiful Charnwood countryside to help raise money.
Below you can find more information and photos of some of the events we have supported.
On Saturday 12th May about 20 people, staff and children, from Loughborough CofE walked 12km to raise money for Christian Aid. This year we're raising money to help build new, strong homes in Haiti.
We all had a fabulous time and sore feet and legs were worth it because the total so far is over £500.
This years Children In Need was a huge success with children dressing in something spotty. Cakes were also available to buy. In total a whopping £252 was raised which will be donated to the charity.
On Monday 30th October, we had a visit from Dave Thomas who is an ambassador for the Matt Hampson Foundation, a charity which raises money for young people seriously injured in sport to help with their rehabilitation. Dave led our collective worship which was really interesting and was a very good reminder about our Christian value 'Compassion'. It showed us how care and support could really make a difference and about how we could follow the example set by Jesus.
Dave Ward (Aimee's dad) had also painted a picture of Jamie Vardy which he and Aimee had given to the school to raise money for charity, (Mrs Wakefield managed to get Jamie Vardy to sign it too!!) We decided to work with the MHF to auction it off to raise funds for this worthwhile cause. We are now waiting for Matt Hampson himself to contact us .......... so watch this space!!!
The year 6 pupils presented a thoughtful Harvest Service at Emmanuel Church, on the 11th October. Congregational hymns were sung by all pupils of the school, staff and parents. The presentation included songs, drama, prayers and biblical link to Matthew 20.
A retiring collection was taken to support the work of Christian aid. Food donations have also been bought into school by the children. These will be donated to The Carpenters Arms.
We are grateful to God for what we have and for how we are able to help others.
A Macmillan coffee morning was held on Friday 29th September in the staff room. This was attended by staff during their morning break as well as past members of staff. £120 was raised.
On Friday 22nd September the school supported Jeans for Genes day, with all the children and staff wearing their jeans for the day. £140 was raised.Thank you to everyone who took part.
12 children from Loughborough C of E Primary School supported Christian Aid on Saturday 13th May by walking through the beautiful Charnwood countryside. The children, from EYFS to Year 6, were joined by Mrs Start, Mrs Tripp and Mrs Marshall and lots of parents!
The children really enjoyed the sunny day, especially the lunch stop half way round! They all felt very proud of themselves for completing the walk even though they were all really tired at the end!
Most importantly, we have raised over £600 for Christian Aid which will help refugees around the world.
This year we are supporting 'The Bridge', a local charity, with our Harvest offerings! They have asked for donations of non-cooked food parcels, such as:
These items will really help those people who are struggling, facing a night on the streets, or who may be going back to a property with no gas or electric, or those in temporary accommodation with no money to buy food and no cooking facilities.
The Bridge will provide a flask with these food parcels so people have a source of hot water.
We have had a lot of donations this year and as always are very grateful for everyone's help and support and would like to thank them for their generosity!
All donations from the Harvest Church Service will go to Christian Aid.
On Thursday 29th September the staff held a coffee morning during their break times in aid of Macmillan.
A big thank you to all those who baked cakes and to all those that ate them. Their generous donations have raised £110 for the Macmillan charity.