At Audenshaw School, we are immensely proud to dedicate our time to supporting different charities.
This Year 2018-2019
Already this year we have supported four different charities:
The Royal British Legion
The year 7s hosted a cake sale where students baked and donated a wealth of different cakes to sell.
A group of Year 9 boys designed and created poppy badges, keyrings, hair bands and Christmas decorations to sell.
We also remembered those who fought in many wars by creating our own poppy wall in the main hall.
Tamside Food Bank
We have yet again demonstrated our passion for charity in our winter term by collecting food hampers for local families this Christmas. We filled them each with enough food to provide those most in need in our community with a Christmas dinner along with food for the weeks to come.
We supported Emmaus by collecting warm winter wear such as thermals for our ‘Think Warm’ campaign, we even had parents knitting warm hats, scarfs and gloves.
Save the Children
Our annual Christmas Jumper Day was yet again another success.
And for the rest of the year..
We will be supporting The British Heart Foundation and hope to conduct many events that will aim to reducing the impacts such as Coronary Heart Disease. Such as physical activities, de-stressing and healthy eating.
In September 2017 the School Council and Prefects voted to support the Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital as this year’s chosen charity. We ran the ‘Crazy for Christmas’ campaign throughout November and December.
As a school we donated hundreds of presents to the Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital. Several of our prefects went to the hospital to drop off the gifts and were fortunate to be shown around some of the wards. We also hosted our annual Christmas Jumper Day in support of the cause.
In December 2017, students across the school spent countless lunchtimes learning to master the technique of knitting. The squares they produced were donated to a local group called the Neo-Natal Knitters who distributed the blankets to local premature baby units.
We also donated over 50 shoe boxes filled with gloves, hats, dried food, and toiletries to Lifeshare Ltd, a charity that supports those who are homeless and vulnerable in the Manchester and Salford area.
Last year Macmillan Tameside set us the challenge of raising £5000 towards their new Tameside Cancer Support Unit. We were extremely excited when our final total reached over £9090. Over the year we reached our target through several coffee mornings, our Mega Macmillan Raffle, Christmas Jumper Days, Wear Green for a £1, the one-hundred-mile challenge, bike rides, swim events, Sixth Form pinball machines, sports day obstacle course and the £10 challenge. We are so immensely proud of our students for over exceeding our original target. We were recognised by Macmillan for our charitable donations by our school name being put on a plague in the Tameside Cancer Unit.
Tameside Food Bank
During the month of December 2016 students collected tins and dried foods in order to support those most in need during the winter months. We collected over 2000 items that were donated to the food bank.
Other years we have supported campaigns such as:
Our Kids Eyes, School Aid, Barnabus Homeless charity, Save the Children, Key 103’s Mission Christmas, Teenage Cancer Trust.