At Audenshaw School, we are extremely proud of our charitable contributions from both staff and students.
We have always supported charity where possible, be it the Christie in Manchester, or more local charities such as the Tameside foodbank, Our Kids Eyes and School Aid.
MacMillan Raffle - Charity is a huge part of Audenshaw School. We pride ourselves in helping the community constantly, examples of this would be: the Shelter Shoe Box appeal and collecting donations for the Local Food bank. These were both very successful operations. Mission Macmillan is our newest charity campaign. Macmillan set us the challenge of raising £5000 towards their new Tameside Cancer Support Unit. In the last year we have raised over £4000 through several coffee mornings, and Christmas Jumper Day - which leaves us only £1000 until we reach our target. The latest operation in the fund raising process is our Mega Macmillan Raffle, run by Owen Rowbotham, Jamie Tilston, James Gee and the rest of the Audenshaw Prefect Team.
Tameside Food Bank was one of 2 charities that was selected at our Whole School Council in September, 2014. In February of 2015 the Whole School and the Sixth Form collected canned and dried goods in order to donate to the Food Bank. The drive lasted 2 weeks and in whole the School managed to collect £298 worth of goods to donate to those families in need in the local area.
Our Kids Eyes: In order to raise money for the Schools Charity, as elected by the Whole School Council in September 2014, at both the Christmas concert and the School's Christmas production of Joseph the Senior Prefect team collected donations from the general public. We also sold a selection of products that was given to the School from Our Kids Eyes to help us with the collection. Lastly, the Prefect team made tea/coffee and juice and sold these during the intermission. In total, we managed to raise £394 for Our Kids Eyes.
In the summer term of the last academic year all students across KS3, KS4 and KS5 came together in order to collect stationary to donate to the charity School Aid. School Aid works in collaboration with Schools across the UK in order to provide Schools in Africa with the everyday essentials such as; pens, pencils and textbooks. The Senior Prefect team coordinated the collection by creating and presenting an assembly across all the Key Stages and they also visited form groups over the two week period. In all, the School managed to collect the weight of a small baby elephant in stationary to send to School Aid.
Since September 2015 we have helped the following:-
Save the Children, helping Syrian refugees. On Wednesday 16 December 2015, students were invited to wear a Christmas jumper and donate £1 to the Syrian refugee crisis. We raised £845.64to donate to Save the Children, giving some hope to those most affected by war.
Barnabus homeless charity, Staff and students were asked to help the homeless population of Manchester by donating toiletries such as tooth brushes, tooth paste, sanitary products, soap, underwear, socks, hats and gloves. These were distributed to the most vulnerable members of society over the Christmas period.
Key 103’s Mission Christmas, We were a drop of point for gifts for the Mission Christmas toy appeal. 1 in 3 children in Manchester are in poverty, and as a school we wanted to do our bit to ensure all the Children in Manchester received at least one gift on Christmas day.
Teenage Cancer Trust, Mr Hardy held a series of pinball competitions in the last week of the autumn term and raised £136.73 for the Teenage Cancer Trust. Mr Hardy is part of the "Northern Lights Pinball" group that have raised over £15,000 for the Teenage Cancer Trust in the last few years.
MacMillan Cancer, Students, Mrs Shepherd and the DT department produced items for sale for the parents/carer celebration of work afternoon on the 15 December 2015 and raised £424.15 for the MacMillan Cancer Charity.