Fundraising

Trust’s Pupil Parliament nominates three charities to benefit from fundraising efforts

Focus Trusts' pupils with fundraising bands
Focus-Trust’s fifteen primary academies vote for Shelter, Diabetes UK and Nepal Village Foundation

Thirty pupils from Focus-Trust – a charitable multi-academy trust established in 2012 and comprised of primary academies across Cheshire, Greater Manchester and West Yorkshire – have recently come together to select the charities that the academies will support with their joint fundraising efforts across the year.

Two Year 5 pupils from each academy were elected to form a Pupil Parliament which meets termly. They met earlier this month to hear pitches from three national charities, Diabetes UK, Shelter and Nepal Village Foundation with a view to choosing one of them to support.

Raise Awareness of Autism by wearing Silly Socks

Men Raise Awareness of Autism by wearing Silly Socks

1 in 100 people in the UK have a diagnosis of autism and there will be thousands more individuals across the country living without a diagnosis. Autism Awareness Week, which runs from the 1st-7th April is a world recognised week that provides a platform for everyone to talk about this complex, life-long condition which affects the development of communication, social and life skills, affecting how individuals perceive the world and interact with others. 

It all adds up! North Yorkshire primary pupils raise money for the NSPCC with Maths-a-thon

primary pupils raise money for the NSPCC with Maths-a-thon

Pupils at Ripon-based Outwood Primary Academy Greystone in North Yorkshire have eagerly immersed themselves in numeracy for a week-long sponsored Maths-a-thon, raising not only their mathematical mastery but also an impressive £200 for the NSPCC.

The Maths-a-thon, which ran from 24 Sept - 1 Oct, was organised by the school’s Academy Subject Lead for Maths, Gary Williams, after he spotted an opportunity to combine pupils’ love of learning ‘gaming-style’ maths on ipads and laptops with fundraising for a hugely worthwhile cause. The academy was keen to run a sponsored activity that would be fun, engaging and boost outcomes.

Iconic new art installation called the umbrella project launches in liverpool

umbrellas

A huge splash of colour has arrived in Liverpool for the summer, as 200 brightly coloured umbrellas have been suspended over a busy city centre street. The goal behind this initiative is to raise awareness and understanding, encouraging discussion around Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and autism.

 

Devised and curated by Liverpool-based ADHD Foundation, which this year celebrates its tenth anniversary as a charity, the Umbrella Project transforms Church Alley (leading up to the Bluecoat) into a canopy of colour until the end of August. The individual umbrellas have also been personally signed by children from St Oswald’s primary school in Old Swan and across Merseyside, many of whom have ADHD, autism and other neurodevelopment conditions.

 

Support the together trust at our annual family fun day

family fun day

The Together Trust family fun day will be taking place next month (Saturday June 10) with a host of activities for children and adults.

 

The annual event attracts more than 1,500 people from Stockport and Manchester and has a wide variety of attractions including a funfair, live music, arts, crafts and face painting.

 

Event and community fundraiser Julie Williams said: “The family fun day is always a great event for the Together Trust.

 

“It’s wonderful to see the community and the charity come together - the more people the better.

 

“All the money raised will go towards providing specialist services for children with complex needs.”

 

Bikers get into the easter spirit for together trust

bikers on the road

Hundreds of bikers hit the road on Sunday (9 April) to deliver Easter eggs to children and young people at the leading North West charity, the Together Trust.

Roughley’s Bikers visited the charity for their annual Easter egg drop to deliver treats to young people with behavioural problems, learning difficulties, physical disabilities and autism who are supported by the charity.

The convoy of motorbikes, trikes and scooters dressed as Easter bunnies, chickens and popular cartoon characters rode across Stockport to greet young people, staff and volunteers to drop off a generous collection of chocolate eggs.

Planet Bounce Nottingham appoint Autism East Midlands as their chosen charity of the year 2017

Autism Awareness

In celebration of Autism Awareness Month 2017 Planet Bounce (Nottingham) have appointed Autism East Midlands as their charity of the year 2017. The popular trampoline park found in The Glasshouse, on Huntingdon Street in Nottingham city centre have set a fundraising target of £1000.00 to reach through a mix of varied fundraising and bucket collection based activities.

Inscape students hosting #BIGBLUEBAKE in celebration of world autism awareness week

Pupils baking

InCafe is hosting a Big Blue Bake to mark this year’s World Autism Awareness Week.

Pupils and staff are inviting the public to join them for afternoon tea with a difference offering guests a selection of blue cupcakes, sponges and cake pops.

The café situated inside Inscape House School, a specialist school for young people with autism spectrum condition, provides pupils with the opportunity to gain essential employability skills.

Students who work at InCafe not only learn culinary skills, but also time keeping, numeracy, problem solving, teamwork and the opportunity to interact with customers.

Headteacher Anne Price said: “Blue is recognised as the international colour to promote autism awareness.

Charity fundraising turns supporters purple

Purple Day sheep race Llwyngwain Fawr

Over a third of the 149 services across England and Wales run by private care-provider Regard are planning local fundraisers for Purple Day (Sunday 26 March) in aid of Epilepsy Action, the UK’s leading epilepsy organisation, with some of them already ahead of the action.

This year sees the ninth celebration of Purple Day, an international annual theme day aimed at dispelling the myths surrounding epilepsy and raising awareness in a positive manner.

Members of Regard’s OWL Town Farm Workshop in Sixpenny Handley, Dorset, raised nearly £70 through a variety of fun craft-based activities.

Workshop manager, Helen Ritson, said: “Lots of people tried their hand at hula hoop weaving and added some purple fabric to our still-to-be-completed community collage.

Hair-Raising Success for Falkirk Locals

Little Princess Trust

Two staff members from a Falkirk very sheltered housing development have dived in head first to raise a massive £1,660 for charity. 

Kim Bell and Julie Henvey from Bield’s Thornhill Court have chopped a lengthy 15 inches off their hair in support of the Little Princess Trust, which has provided children with specialist real hair wigs since 2006. 

Kim said: “We both had really long hair before so it was certainly a big change getting it cut and not to mention a great chance to do something worthwhile for charity at the same time.

“We are absolutely delighted with the amount of money that has been raised overall. It’s a lovely cause and we are just happy to have contributed to it.”