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Big Fundraising Week at Steyning Grammar School Sixth Form College
14th October 2016

A big week of fundraising began on Wednesday 21st September as part of the Sixth Form College ‘Induction Party’ event.  This was the first charity event of the year raising a fantastic £400 for The Cystic Fibroses Trust and a local charity at Clayton Farm, where animals on the farm are used to provide therapeutic care for disabled children and other vulnerable young people.

The ‘Induction Party’ is held every year to welcome new students to the College, giving all sixth formers a chance to get to know one another at the start of the new academic year, and provides a great opportunity to raise some valuable funds for one of this year’s chosen Sixth Form College charities.

The students had fun dressing up and dancing the night away. The ‘American College’ theme resulted in a plethora of costumes including: Cheer Leaders, Frat Boys and Sorority Girls. The evening was a complete success due to the hard work of the Student Charity Committee, led by the Senior Officers, who organised the event. Students arrived on the red carpet in a dazzling array of ‘American College’ themes and paraphernalia, which really set the tone for an evening of dancing and fun.

Thank you to all of the teachers who gave up their time to attend and support the evening and to our in-house technicians Jack Wallace and John Martin who provided the music and made sure that the dance floor was full all evening.

 

Macmillan Cancer – ‘World's Biggest Coffee Morning’ Fundraiser

On Friday 30th September, for the eleventh year running, the Sixth Form College took part in this national Macmillan Cancer fundraising event.

An open invitation was given to all sixth formers, teaching, support staff and our School Governors.  For a £2.00 donation, participants were served coffee, tea or hot chocolate and a range of homemade cakes. Lemon drizzle, mud pie, fruit cake, chocolate brownies and flapjacks were some of the mouth-watering delights baked by sixth formers for this event. Boarding students also spent their evening enrichment time baking. ‘Master Baker’ prizes were awarded to; Paisley Thomson and Emily Johnson, together with Yasmin Kyriacous and Tayler Stevenson. 

Musical entertainment throughout the event was provided by Year 12 and Year 13 musicians, many of whom are studying A Level Music or the Rock School accredited Music Practitioner.

This event was organised by our Year 13 Liaison Committee along with the A Level Health and Social Care Students. The Sixth Form College Students would like to extend their thanks to local businesses and parents, who gave very generously this year, including donations and vouchers from The Castle Inn, Bramber, Steyning Football Club, Cobblestone Tea House, Bloomsbury Clinic, La Maison Verte, Clock Tower Florist, Co-op, Steyning Stationers, Waitrose and Lagoon Water Sports Hove. All these prizes made up a wonderful raffle.  Our star prize was a night in a hotel in Covent Garden London.

With 500 students in the Sixth Form College and over 200 staff, a significant amount of money was raised to help Macmillan provide vital support to those affected by cancer. The students wanted to raise awareness of all forms of cancer and how it affects so many people and their families. There are now 2.5 million people in the UK living with cancer.  By 2030, it will by 4 million people, Macmillan want to be there for them all. One in three of us will get cancer, and it will be one of the toughest things we’ll ever have to face. The goal is to make sure no one faces cancer alone. Macmillan provide medical, emotional, practical and financial support, as well as campaigning for better cancer care, and because cancer affect more than just those facing it, they are there for friends and family too.

An amazing total of £1200 has been raised to fund local Macmillan support.

A total of £1600 has been raised for the chosen Steyning Grammar School Sixth Form College charities across this Big Fundraising Week.

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