Fundraising for Macmillan
Recently, our dear friend and much-loved colleague Janet Collier passed away having been diagnosed with cancer earlier this year. She was only 53. To raise money and awareness for a worthy cause, Macmillan, that supported Mrs Collier through her illness, Mr Taylor decided to shave off his curly hair. All money raised from the 'Mr Taylor's Brave The Shave' would go to Macmillan and Cancer Research. Initially, we hoped to raise around £1,000 in Janet's memory but in true Gilded Hollins fashion, children, parents, staff and friends of the school really got behind the cause. Our target was surpassed within 6 hours and the donations continued to roll in...
On Friday 27th September, at 3.30, the school hall was packed with children, parents, grandparents, staff, governors, ex-pupils and even children who hadn't attended Gilded Hollins for 'Mr Taylor's Brave The Shave'! Mrs Renshaw expertly shaved Mr Taylor's hair with the final total raised being £3,518.88 (£4,332.35 including Gift Aid). This occasion was definitive proof of what an amazing, caring and generous family that anybody associated with Gilded Hollins is a part of!
Fundraising for 'Shoulder to Soldier'
Our pupils decided that they would like the door collection from our second nativity play to go towards helping people in our local area. We raised over £200 thanks to the generosity of our families at Gilded Hollins. This morning, the whole school were treated to a visit and a special assembly from members of the shoulder to Soldier charity. During the assembly, Ethan (a Y6 pupil) was presented with a special gift. Ethan helped to raise a staggering £690 for the charity last summer completing the National Three Peaks Challenge alongside another former Gilded Hollins pupil. Today we all learned how the money Ethan raised has already helped so many veterans, soldiers and soldiers families. We are all extremely proud of Ethan! A big thank you to everyone who donated and to our all of our caring pupils.