Dear Parent / Carer,
As part of our conclusion to the summer term and this academic year, we have a fundraising College Day titled ‘Pounds for Paddy’ on Thursday 18th July 2019, sponsoring the charity ‘DKMS’, a charity that registers blood stem cell donors to provide lifesaving treatments for patients with a blood cancer or blood disorder who need a blood stem cell transplant. Through supporting this charity, we hope to raise further awareness in supporting ‘Paddy’s Plea’, searching for a blood stem cell donor for our year 7 student Paddy Igoe. In addition, we will be helping to fund the important work that DKMS does in swabbing potential blood stem cell donors.
For this worthwhile charity, we are challenging students to raise ‘Pounds for Paddy’ in a number of ways. Students will be pounding the path of the school’s field where they can run or walk each lap, raising £1 a lap for Paddy. As part of this challenge, we would like students to collect sponsorship, aiming to collect at least £4 each. Any sponsorship money should be paid at https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/poundsforpaddy
In addition to the Sponsored Walk, there will be a range of other exciting fundraising activities taking place during the day:
- Finham Film Festival 2019 (popcorn £1)
- Summer Carnival (Stalls are priced at 50p-£1 to raise Pounds for Paddy)
- Informative session on DKMS
- Ecobricks & reimagining the DKMS logo
- Water, cans and ice pops will be available to purchase during the day.
As DKMS’ logo is red, students are advised to wear red on the day and donate £1 for non-school uniform. Please provide your child with loose change to take part in activities in the Summer Carnival, to pay for refreshments and for Popcorn during the Finham Film Festival. In the event of hot weather, please ensure your child has plenty of sun cream, water and a hat.
Lastly, in preparation for the ecobricks session, please start collecting plastic bottles and wrappers that can be inserted into the bottles in the coming weeks.
We believe that the day will be truly memorable while raising money for what we are sure you will agree is a very worthwhile cause.
Thank you for your support,
Ms B. Olfield Ms C. Reardon Mr R. Elliott Ms L. Dempster
Northgate Eastgate Southgate Westgate