Everyone at St John’s C of E Primary school, Wellington, celebrated ‘Children in Need’ on Friday 18th November but for a different reason this year. This year, the School Council decided that it would be good to raise funds for a different charity. Instead of raising money for the bigger charities such as ‘Children in Need’ or ‘Comic Relief’, in discussion with their classes they have made the decision to channel the school’s efforts into raising funds for a local charity throughout 2022/2023. The chosen charity is ‘Fiennes House’, an accessible purpose-built residential home in Wellington for adults with visual impairment, learning disabilities, autism and behaviour that may be a challenge. This very much fits in with the school’s vision of ‘Sharing joy and hope in the community.’
Children came into school in non-uniform, and brought in lots of cakes for a cake sale which took place after school. They also brought in their copper coins, which the Year 5 class turned into some very creative pieces of copper art!
The day was a great success, and after a quick count-up, the school raised approximately £300. At the end of the school year, all money raised will then be given to Fiennes House who would like to expand their activity room by buying new sofas, wheelchair assessable tables and sensory equipment.