Charities we have supported
Each year Manor Park Primary Academy supports three charities: 1 Local charity, 1 National charity and 1 International charity.
Please see below some charities that we have raised money for over the past year.
Spring 2020 - TBC (International)
Autumn 2019 - Maggies Centre in Sutton (Local)
Summer 2019 - Sutton Night Watch (Local)
Spring 2019 - Comic Relief (International)
Autumn 2018 - Bullying UK (National)
During Autumn 2019, the School Council at Manor Park Primary chose to support the local charity ‘Maggie’s at the Royal Marsden’. Maggie’s provides free practical, emotional and social support to people with cancer and their family and friends. The first Maggie’s Centre opened in Edinburgh in 1996 and since then Maggie’s has continued to grow, with 20 Centres at major NHS cancer hospitals in the UK and abroad.
On Friday 8 November, Manor Park Primary fundraised for Maggie’s by ‘Going Outrageously Orange’ for a day. On the day, staff and children dressed up wearing an item of orange clothing. In total we raised an amazing £578.62.
SUTTON NIGHT WATCH
The school council and the Children of MPPA decided to support a local charity in the Summer term 2019 called Sutton Night Watch.
On this day, instead of bringing in money the children decided to bring in donations such as:
- Food donations, including canned food, cereal bars, biscuits, cans of drinks, crisps which are in date.
- Essential items, such as thermal clothing and sleeping bags (which do not have to be new)
socks and toiletries.
The children also arranged for a visitor from the charity to visit the school to share how their donations will help and support the homeless in Sutton.
Dreaming Tree Project
The School Council nominated a local charity-The Dreaming Tree Project, as their chosen charity to raise funds for this term.They are trying to raise £18,000 for deaf children in Sutton to buy radio aids to enable them to hear their teachers and learn.
The children (and their parents and carers) donated £695.31 through a Mufti Day.
Penny Smart, the founder of The Dreaming Tree Project came in to talk to the children in assembly about the aims of the charity and how their money can help children with hearing impairments. She was overwhelmed when she found out how much money the school had actually raised and was deeply grateful.
CHILDREN IN NEED
The children recently raised the magnificent sum of £661.64 for Children in Need. Through the School Council, the children chose to support this worthwhile cause and, dressed in their “Children in Need” favourite safari animal attire and arranged all their coin donations into animal outlines on the court.
The School Council recently held a Mufti Day to raise money and awareness of the plight of countries with little or no water supplies and sanitation and the support Water Aid provide. They raised £458.76 which is wonderful for such a worthy cause.