Charity Work

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A huge amount of fundraising for charity goes on in school every year. Students are unfailingly generous in wanting to support others. Numerous charities have been supported by the school recently including Orphan Hope, Aintree Bowel Cancer, Macmillan, Alder Hey Children's Hospital and Jospice. In addition to this Holy Family, led by the student leadership team, has been participating in a local food bank initiative to help those in need.

Holy Family looks for every opportunity to live out its Mission Statement as a Catholic school.

December 2018 - Sixth Form Christmas Food Bank Collection

The Sixth form has been collecting donations for the local food bank. Every winter term, our attention turns to collecting food and donations for those less fortunate than ourselves, who would otherwise go hungry over the Christmas period. In a collective effort, this term the Sixth Form Leadership Team have gathered donations for a local foodbank, including asking for donations of food and toiletries on Christmas Jumper Day. On the 18th December, our student leadership team visited the local Trussell Trust Food Bank in Bootle, dropping off Holy Family ’s collection, ensuring we have made a difference to many families across the city. It was an eye-opening experience in which we witnessed first-hand the shocking levels of poverty and hunger within our society. Thank you to everyone who contributed.

December 2018 - fundraising for Alder Hey Charity

Well done 8CLA for designing, making and selling Christmas cards in order to raise money for Alder Hey Children’s Charity. They raised a fantastic £160. Well done!

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November 2018 - Cake Sale for the National Autistic Society

8PJA raised money for the National Autistic Society on the 30th November by doing a Cake Sale. We had lots of tasty treats for pupils and staff and were able to raise £58.50. All donations will go towards raising awareness of Autism in schools and the public. Thank you so much for all your support and contributions.

June 2018 - Lolly Ice Sale

In June Sixth Form students sold lolly ices at break to help Litherland dad Matt Henderson, who is trying to raise £200,000 to fly to America for cancer treatment. They raised £82.50.

April 2018 - fundraising for UK Sepsis Trust

Staff organised a FIFA football tournament and a Soak the Teacher event in aid of Sepsis UK, raising a fantastic £131.

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December 2017 - Year 10 fundraising for Aintree Bowel Cancer

 Year 10 pupils and staff organised a variety of fundraising activities to support Aintree Bowel Cancer, following the death of a Year 10’s parent last year. The activities involved;

  • Staff Netball Match
  • Clothing Bank
  • Wear Something Christmassy
  • FIFA Challenge (JRW)
  • Inflatable T-Rex (JF)
  • Donut Challenge (PJ)
  • Santa Dash (DMC)
  • Bush Tucker Trial (DC)
  • Sponsored Bike Ride (CS)
  • HH Challenge
  • Dine in for 2 (JB)
  • Selling key rings

Congratulations for raising an amazing £1630 for Aintree Bowel Cancer.

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December 2017 - Christmas Card Sale to Support Alder Hey

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Congratulations to 7CLA for making and selling Christmas cards in aid of Alder Hey Children's Hospital. They raised a fantastic £150 - well done to you all!

29th September 2017 - Supporting Macmillan to raise cancer awareness

Students brought in £1 to wear a colourful item representing different types of cancer, and got together to organize a cake-sale for the Macmillan coffee morning to raise money to go towards cancer research.A fantastic £490.23 was raised for Macmillan. Well done!

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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.

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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.

Students were sponsored to walk collectively the distance to Wigan Splat the teachers with wet sponges 50p = 2 sponges £1 for 5 Ice bucket challenge. 3 members of staff that students voted for completed the ice bucket challenge. 50p to vote, 50p to watch. Helicopter arrives at Holy Family Leanne and Dave the breakfast presenters at Radio City  cashforkids3  

Interviewing Mrs Holt live on Radio City Presenting the Cheque for £1,000 Excited pupils

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Mon 18th Nov - 5.30pm Drama information evening for parents
Thurs 21st November - Year 11 Parents’ Evening
Wed 27th-Fri 29th November - Drama trip to London
Mon 2nd December - Years 11 & 13 mocks begin
Wed 4th December - Yr 9 & 10 Drama LIPA
Thurs 5th December - Geography Field trip to Liverpool
Tues 10th December - Years 12 & 13 Parents’ Evening
Wed 11th December - Pensioners party (ABr)
Thurs 12th December - Year 7 Disco
Fri 13th December - Reports home Years 7-10 & 12
Mon 16th December - Carol Service & Academic Awards
Tues 17th December - Year 8 Panto
Wed 18th December - 6th Form students finish - Year 7 Sleepover
Fri 20th December  - End of term service - School finishes at 1.15pm

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