October Fundraiser – Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH)
We are going to support Great Ormond Street Hospital this October with two fund raising events. On Friday 24th October we will have a Halloween Cake Sale at break time. Students can bake cakes, biscuits, cookies and confectionary which will be sold to students and staff with all proceeds going to the GOSH charity.
On the afternoon of Friday 24th October we are going to have a Sponsored Zombie Dash where students and staff can bring in Halloween costumes or fancy dress and participate in a sponsored run, jog or walk around a circuit within the school grounds. There is a £1.00 charge per person to participate in this fun event. There is also sponsorship form available with the information letter here: GOSH October Fundraiser 24.10.2014 so people can raise their own funds. Periods 1 – 4 will be as normal, students can change into costumes at lunchtime and the event will take place during Period 5.
Students will leave school at the normal time of 3.35pm.
In addition to these school activities Daniel Hester, one of our Sixth Form students, will be participating in an externally organised 5 kilometre Zombie Obstacle Course. Daniel had two open heart operations at Great Ormond Street Hospital when he was younger and has approached the school to help him raise more money for this worthy cause. Further information about his challenge and instructions as to how you can sponsor him are available from his Just Giving page: https://www.justgiving.com/daniel-hester/
We wish to raise at least £1000 for GOSH. Throughout its long history, Great Ormond Street Hospital has always relied on public support, even after the founding of the NHS in 1948. Their mission as a charity is to raise money to enable the hospital to continue to provide the very best care for its young patients and their families. Donations are always gratefully received and are used to:
Fund parent accommodation so that mum and dad can stay with their child when they need them most.
- Support research into pioneering new treatments that can save children’s lives.
- Rebuild and refurbish the hospital so we can treat up to 20 per cent more patients.
- Pay for specialist medical equipment to give our patients the best possible chance of recovery.
If you would like further information about any of these events please visit our website www.chauncyschool.com/GOSH and if you wish to learn more about Great Ormond Street Hospital please visit http://www.gosh.org/
Steve Walton (Deputy Headteacher)