FUNDRAISING FOR BLUEBELL WOOD CHILDREN’S HOSPICE
This year, staff at Saint Pius X raised £125 for Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice.
Instead of sending the traditional Christmas cards, staff put a seasonal message on our TV screen in the school entrance hall and made a donation to this worthwhile charity.
Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice offers care and support to children and young adults with life-shortening and life-threatening conditions, both in their own homes and at their hospice in North Anston. They support the whole family, and give them the chance to relax, take a break and have fun.
We would like to send them all our best wishes for 2018.
If your child is in Y7, Y8 or Y9, they will have the opportunity to join in with the Readathon event. Every year, thousands of schools across the UK take part. Over the last 25 years, £22 million has been raised for charity. The charities are CLIC Sargent, Roald Dahl’s Marvellous Children’s Charity, ReadWell and Together for Short Lives. Sponsor cards will be given out in English lessons. Please encourage your child to participate in this very worthwhile event.
Pictured are three of our Year 8 students who helped out with our last fundraising event of the academic year. On Wednesday 19th July, we had a bake sale to raise money for the Dreamflight charity.
Dreamflight is a UK charity that changes young lives through taking children with a serious illness or disability, without their parents, on the holiday of a lifetime to Orlando, Florida.
The charity, established in 1987, believes that fun and joy are just as important as medical research and equipment – especially for children who perhaps can’t wait long enough for the breakthrough they need or whose illnesses and treatments have brought pain, distress and disruption to their lives.
Mrs Brown would like to thank all staff, students and parents for all their help raising money for the charities we have supported this year. Your contribution makes a big difference and is really appreciated.
IN MEMORY OF CURTIS ALLEN
Curtis Allen attended Saint Pius X Catholic High School from 2011 – 2016. He was diagnosed with leukaemia in August 2016 but despite a brave battle against his illness, he sadly passed away on 1st November 2017.
Curtis did much to raise awareness of teenage cancer and joined us in April to present medals to staff and students at our ‘Race for Life’ event.
His close friends Adele Evans, Devon Tilson and Sean Atkinson set up a fundraising group on Facebook and organised a charity auction and football match at Denaby Welfare on Saturday 11th November.
Curtis was an avid Liverpool fan. Here he is pictured with Georginio Wijnaldum.
On the day of Curtis’ funeral, we arranged a Non-Uniform ‘Red Day’ in school to raise money for Sheffield Children’s Hospital. The total raised was over £650.
Pictured here are 3 of our Y11 students who have been involved in the fundraising within school; Emily Walton, Vuyelwa Mukuze and Neve Taylor.