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Macmillan Coffee Morning 2016

A delicious cake for Macmillan
A delicious cake on offer.

The school held a coffee morning to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support. The World’s Biggest Coffee Morning is Macmillan’s biggest fundraising event for people facing cancer.

We had a really great a great turn out of parents and school support, were we served up some delicious cakes and drinks for everyone to enjoy. One of our guests Mrs McQuilan who has been supported by Macmillan told us about the great help she’d received from the charity.

Macmillan Cake Morning
Macmillan Coffee Morning.

Overall we raised a total of £577.06. Thank you all.

Sport Relief 2016

The children sponge the teachers
The children sponge the teachers for charity.

On Friday the children spent a majority of the day raising money for both Sport Relief and our home charity Help for Heroes. They came to school dressed in sports gear and then performed in a number of sporting activities including a run and a circuit. As is normal the most fun event for the children was the ‘sponge the teacher’ activity but they also raised money in teacher friendly ways such as a cake and biscuit sale.

It was a great day all round and we managed to raise £1039.39 for our charities. Well done everyone.

Help for Heroes

Help for heroes LOGO

Our Home charity this school year is Help for Heroes (H4H) .

It is a charity to help people who have been wounded or injured in the armed forces (army, navy or air force). H4H also helps the families of wounded men and women. H4H help people who have made sacrifices to help us.

The money we raise will help soldiers who are injured, hurt and sick. As part of the initiative, the school invited some experts in to talk to the children about Help for Heroes in Family Groups too. Alan Saddler and Dorothy Ganett explained who the charity helps and why. They told the children they should be proud of themselves for helping such a good cause.

Children in Need 2015

The children raised lots of money for Children in Need . To raise the money the children where able to wear non uniform, superhero and Pudsey Bear clothes. They also baked and sold cakes, bought tombola prizes, had a name the bear competition and lots more.

Children in Need 2015
The children in fancy dress.

The school raised a massive £1,165.52 to help children in different situations.

Children in Need 2015 Teachers
Some of the teachers in fancy dress.

Some of this money is also donated to our ‘Home Charity’, Help for Heroes . This helps wounded, injured or sick people in the armed services.

Remembrance Day 2015

On Remembrance Day, Richard Avenue Primary held an assembly to help the children learn about what people of this country have sacrificed and what for .

The staff and children raising our new custom made flag for Remembrance Day.

We were joined by three guests, including a local vicar, a local Councillor and a decorated war veteran. The children held an impeccable 2 minute silence and then we moved outside to both raise a specially made flag and also to view a poppy sculpture made by the children and inspired by artists Paul Cummins and Tom Piper .

The Head with guests
The Head teacher with two of our special guests.
Assembly with Miss McMaster
Miss McMaster’s Remembrance Day 2015 assembly.

A few of the children then visited the Cenotaph in Sunderland to lay a poppy wreath.

The children at the Cenotaph in Sunderland
The children laying our poppy wreath at Sunderland Cenotaph.

Food Bank Collection

Children with their food bank donation
The children with members of Elim Church stand next to out food bank donation.

The children and members of staff have been collecting various items for a food bank donation. Representatives from Elim Church who run and organise the food bank recently attended an assembly to thank us. We would also like to thank all those who donated for this very worthwhile cause.

Macmillan Cake Morning


The school recently held a coffee morning to support and raise funds for Macmillan Cancer Support . All types of good stuff including some wonderful cakes made by staff, parents and the children went on sale. A huge ‘THANK YOU’ to all pupils, parents, families, friends and staff for helping to raise £644.35.

Children at macmillan coffee morning
The Children at our Macmillan coffee morning.
Children with their parents at our Macmillan coffee morning
Children with their parents at our Macmillan coffee morning.

Comic Relief 2015

The children have been raising money in various ways for Comic Relief 2015 . Children wore red noses and their own clothes, had funny faces and hair, baked cakes, bought pocket money toys, had a penalty shoot, a disco and TEACHER SPONGING!!

Red Nose Day 2015
Children sell cakes and biscuits.

Throughout this week they have raised:

  • £101.30 from weekly activities / sales
  • £390 from ‘Non Uniform’ donations
  • £579.26 from lunch time activities / sales

Grand Total Raised

Red Nose Day 2015
Mr Bolton and Mr Spoors get soaked for charity.

Thank you to all parents, staff and pupils for your support this week!