LETTER FROM CANCER RESEARCH UK

A BIG THANK YOU

Last April, we ran the Race for Life at Saint Pius for the second year running. We raised the outstanding total of £7016.53 for the Cancer Research UK charity and we presented them with the cheque at the end of last term. This week, we received a lovely thank you letter from them which we wanted to share with all our parents and staff to thank you all for your support and fundraising.

 

SCHOOL FUNDRAISING

The following days will be Non-Uniform days;

Friday 14th December (Christmas jumpers) – Presents for needy local children

Friday 21st December – Building Fund

Friday 12th April – Building Fund

Friday 19th July – Building Fund

Friday 28th June (Sports Day – pink kit) Sports Relief

TBC Race for Life (Sports kit/pink kit ) Cancer Research

TBC Children in Need

For each of these days a donation of £1 is required to support the charities listed. Please note that there will soon be an option for you to pay for these on the School Gateway. More details will follow after half-term.

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RACE FOR LIFE UPDATE
Our Race for Life event was a thoroughly enjoyable event and we were very lucky to get a beautiful summer’s day! If you would like to see the full write up of the event and the photographs – please look on our ‘News and Events’ page.
Our current total stands at £3278.00. We are still collecting in money from students. If your child still needs to bring in sponsor money – please send it in to Mrs Law in Finance ASAP.

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FIFA 18 TOURNAMENT – FUNDRAISING FOR THE GOOD SHEPHERD

Mr McGee is running a FIFA 18 Tournament to raise money for the Good Shepherd fund with the final after Easter. If students would like any more information – please see Mr McGee.

STUDENTS MEET JACQUELINE OLIVER FROM THE WATH FOOD BANK

Following on from our recent fundraising for the Wath Food Bank, we asked Jacqueline Oliver to come in and meet some of our students. The collection of toiletries will go a long way to help local families who are struggling to make ends meet because of a financial crisis. This charity runs entirely on donations and relies on the support of local communities. If you feel that you can help – please look on their website for details of the local supermarkets who collect food donations on their behalf.

COLLECTING FOR WATH FOOD BANK
Students at Saint Pius X have been collecting toiletry items for the Wath Food Bank. This food bank supports local families who otherwise, would not get through times of difficult financial crisis caused by a sudden loss of income. Every day people in the UK go hungry for reasons ranging from redundancy to receiving an unexpected bill on a low income. A simple box of food, household products and toiletries, makes a big difference, with foodbanks helping prevent crime, housing loss, family breakdown and mental health problems. This charity runs entirely on donations and relies on the support of local communities to help stop UK hunger.
Donations will be accepted until half-term. Thank you for your your support and generosity so far in supporting this worthwhile cause.


SUPPORTING WORLD CANCER DAY
Last week, staff and students in school supported World Cancer Day by buying wristbands. Thank you to everyone who donated to this worthwhile cause.


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.

READATHON – Beginning 19th June 2017

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.

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DREAMFLIGHT
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.


Liverpool Football Club will also pay tribute to Curtis in the 18th minute of their game against Southampton on Saturday 18th November.
YOU’LL NEVER WALK ALONE CURTIS