Our Charity Work
A huge amount of fundraising for charity goes on in school every year. Students are unfailingly generous in wanting to support others. Our School Charity is Mary's Meals – an organisation that aims to feed thousands of school children in under developed countries and equip them for school. Last year Holy Family, amongst many other fundraising events, hosted the annual Jospice Ladies Midnight Walk. Holy Family has active links with the annual Archdiocesan pilgrimage to Lourdes – our 6th form students regularly take part supported by fundraising in school.
29th September 2017 - Macmillan Cake Sale
Congratulations to everyone who took part in the Macmillian cake sale. A fantastic £479.23 was raised for Macmillan. Well done!
3rd February 2017 - Cake Sale
On Friday 3rd February, Yannick Le Goff (7JC) and a team of Year 7 pupils held a cake sale at morning break time, in aid of Macmillan. Thanks to the generosity of Yannick’s family and staff members who baked and donated a vast array of cakes and cookies, the sale raised £103.
30th November 2016 - Indian Orphan Hope
On Wednesday 30th November a member of the Indian Orphan Hope Charity came to speak to Year 7 and 8 pupils about the work of the charity. They were presented with a cheque for £1668 raised by the Year 7 sleepover last year.
November 2016 - Holy Family Sixth Form Food Bank
As we approach the festive season, it is important to remember those who are not as fortunate as ourselves. This is what has encouraged the pupils of Holy Family Sixth Form to come together to collect food for the local food bank. Starting in October, the sixth form came together to collect as much food as they could to donate in order to support those within the local community. The pupils and sixth form staff have already taken a trip to the food bank, located in Waterloo, bringing with them 15 full crates of food and toiletries. They are also planning to continue with their donations up until Christmas including festive treats and presents in order to give families in the area a brighter Christmas this year.
Friday 15th July - £961.19 raised for Charlie's Chance
Congratulations to all staff and pupils who have managed to raise £961.19 for Charlie's Chance through a bake sale, a five-aside football match, raffles and donations. A large cheque was presented to Charlie's Chance organisers.
Thursday 7th July - five-aside Football
Thank you to all of the staff involved in the five-aside football match today. We have raised £101.76 for Charlie's Chance!
Monday 4th July - Help the Heroes fundraising
On Monday 4th July the sixth formers who are attempting the 3 peaks challenge later in the week are going to sell ice pops at break and lunch and the children are encouraged to wear something red or blue (nail varnish/tops/trainers etc.) with their uniform and to make a donation during form time. All money raised will go to Help the Heroes.
June 2016 - Charity Bake Sale
On Friday 24th June there was a cake sale to raise money for a 10 year old boy Charlie Fearns from Litherland who has been diagnosed with leukaemia for a third time. He had a bone marrow transplant in 2013 and now his only option left is to have specialist treatment in Seattle, USA.
£100,000 needs to be raised in 8 weeks to send Charlie to Seattle and so far £50,000 has been raised.
Holy Family has raised £390 so far for Charlie with a cake sale and donations.
May 2016 - Radio City Cash for Kids Fundraising – Supporting Zoe’s Place Charity
Holy Family Catholic High School students have been involved in the following fundraising events this week to support Zoe’s Place Charity:
- Splat the teacher
- Ice Bucket Challenge
- Sponsored Silence
- Wear something yellow
- Superhero dress up day
- Mystery guest Karaoke
- Cake sales
- Staff Netball Match
The highlight of the week was a surprise visit from Leanne and Dave the breakfast presenters at Radio City. They arrived in style by helicopter much to the delight of students and staff to collect the cheque for Zoe’s Place. (Click here to watch the Youtube clip)
Thefinal total raised was £2,168, well done to Mrs Holt and Year 8 students for their hard work arranging the events and getting the whole school community involved.