House Charity Update 2012/13
Last year the Newton, Telford, Darwin, Stephenson and Brunel united to raise funds for the EllenorLions Hospice. The unification of the five houses was in memory of Mr White, a valued member of staff, who sadly passed away after being diagnosed with cancer.
It was fantastic to see the whole WGSB community come together to support this great cause and try to raise £10,000 for this great charity. An enormous amount of time was contributed by students and staff to help WGSB to achieve the high target set at the beginning of the year.
Newton house held a number of events throughout the year in order to try and hit the £2000 target set at the beginning of the year by each house. I am happy to report that every student has managed to contribute in some way to the grand total raised by Newton House.
After adding all the funds together that were collected from weekly collections, Own Clothes Day and other fund raising competitions held over the year, Newton House smashed the £2000 target and managed to exceed it by over £280 and come second to Telford in the fund raising competition by £50.
I would like to thank you to everyone who contributed towards the Newton fund raising campaign, your time and effort helped us raise a massive £2 280.41for the EllenorLions Hospices which help the hospice to fund a whole day of care to all its patients!
Looking ahead to the school year 2013/2014 the house charity will go back to the original format, each Form group of Newton House will have the opportunity of presenting a charity of their choice to Newton House. Once each Form has presented their charity, the whole of Newton House will have the chance to vote for the charity they wish to support.
I look forward to your suggestions and hope that we can choose a charity that will inspire the whole of Newton House