Orchards Junior school were invited by Haskins Garden Centre to take part in their ‘Postcards of Kindness’ campaign this year. This involved every child at the school writing a message to someone who might be lonely or in hospital this Christmas. The children responded with such beautiful messages which will certainly brighten lots of people’s Christmas this year. Over 500 postcards were collected by a representatives from Haskins and Worthing hospital last week and will be distributed in the next week.
Men at Risk are a school based charity band who raise money for good causes by playing live acoustic covers of well know songs from all genres of music. They are holding a fundraising event here in school on Saturday 27th April and your support is most welcome. Tickets cost £5, doors open at 7:00pm and the show starts at 7:30pm where it will be opened by one of our ex pupils singing a few solo numbers.
The Orchards Charity Club has been running since September 2013 raising money for a variety of local, national and international charities including Jeans for Genes, Save the Children, Superstar Arts, Chestnut Tree House, Indonesian Earthquake appeal, The Donkey Sanctuary, MIND, Children in Need, Help for Heroes and the Poppy Appeal to name just a few! Our amazing children in Charity Club organise every aspect of our fundraising events; they choose which charities to support, promote the events, set them up and run them. In addition to all that, they count & bag the proceeds for banking.
In December 2018 our fundraising total reached the astounding sum of £50,000, an achievement we are immensely proud of. None of this would be possible though without the incredibly generous support of all our pupils and their families so we would like to pat you all on the back and say a huge thank you
Our onesie day and cake sale in aid of Superstar Arts on Friday was a huge success with over £1000 being raised for such a wonderful cause. Thank you so much again for all your amazing support. This year alone we have raised over £7860 for our chosen charities.
Charity Club are running a onesie day in school on Friday 19th January. The children may wear their onesie to school on that day in return for a donation of £1. There will also be a cake sale at both lower and upper school break times. The proceeds will all be given to Super Star Arts who are a not for profit Community Interest Company based in Worthing who are committed to delivering high quality, meaningful creative projects for young people and adults with learning disabilities.
Orchards Reindeer Run
On Friday 15th December we will be holding our annual Reindeer Run in aid of Chestnut Tree House, our local children’s hospice. This is a fantastic event with every child in the school involved and is always lots of fun with Christmas music playing and a visit from Santa!
The children will take part during the allocated PE session for their year group (whether it is their usual PE day or not); everyone will be given a pair of antlers and a flashing nose free of charge. As it is also our Christmas disco after school, the children are allowed to wear home clothes. We will expect lots of Christmas jumpers!
Our aim is to raise enough money to pay for the hospice to run for one day – approximately £7000. We know this is a huge amount but, as always at the Orchards, we like to aim high and we feel this is such an important local charity. The children should have already brought home their sponsorship envelop, any donations they gather will be brilliant and if you are able to gift aid then that increases the amount by 25%. Please could you send the collected sponsor money in on the 15th so we can count it and send it to Chestnut Tree House as soon as possible.
We are looking forward to a great day, the children are already very excited about it, and we thank you in advance for your continued generosity.
To help raise money for Children in Need, on Friday the 17th November we are holding a Mufty Day and Cake Sale in school. On this day the children may wear home clothes in return for a donation of £1 and also can bring in extra money to buy a cake at break times. The cakes will be on sale for between 50p and £1. Your support will be much appreciated.
Children should bring a £1 donation to wear their jeans (home clothes) for the day. We will also be having a cake sale – all cakes 50p or £1. If children would like to bring some cakes in for the sale we would be very grateful if they could be in on Thursday.
Charity Club raised an amazing total of £778.80 for Comic Relief by selling red noses and cakes.
Please follow the link below to see a lovely letter of thanks from Chestnut Tree House for the incredible amount of £11,988 we have raised for their wonderful charity.
We pride ourselves on the generosity of our children, parents and staff here at the Orchards who have collectively raised thousands of pounds over the last few years for charities such as: