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Charity Work

Charity work at St Christopher's is an important part of our school life.

Charity gives pupils the opportunity to put into practice the messages of our Mission Statement and Aims in a most practical way. Pupils and staff work together enthusiastically to support a range of charities.

At the beginning of the school year, each Year Group chooses it's own charity. During the year, pupils and staff promote their causes to others and organise games and activities to raise funds.

Over the years we have supported various charities and raised not only funds but awareness. Some examples of charities that have been chosen include:


Year 7

Year 7's year charity is BBC Children in Need.

This is the year group's annual charity, raising money for worthy causes. Children in Need is a charity committed to funding grassroots organisations and project workers in every corner of the UK, who provide the vital relationships and support to help the children who need us most. Year 7 always raise a significant amount of money through various lunchtime activities such as cake sales, chocolate tombola , games and more!

Also, at Christmas time, Year 7 are a part of the Blythswood 'Shoebox Appeal'. We have donated and managed to gather well over a 100 shoeboxes per year which are delivered to children in Eastern Europe at Christmas.

Years 8 and 9

Year 8 and 9 will be supporting CRESS UK (Christian, Relief, Education and Sustainability)

They will have a non-uniform day in May, as well as other fundraising activities will be taking place at break or lunch too. Pupils will be expected to bring in £1 to support the non-uniform day and will be encouraged to bring in any loose change to support the activities organised for break or lunch.

Here is a link to Cress UK - Christian Relief Education Skills and Sustainability so that you can see for yourselves the work they put in to developing skills for self-sufficiency and sustainability in rural northern Uganda.

Year 10

Year 10 are raising money for Maundy Relief this year.

We have chosen this charity because Maundy relief is a local charity, based in Accrington, that are always looking for a way to respond to the needs of people in the community. Maundy relief set out to support anyone, no matter what problems you are currently dealing with. Year 10 would like to support Maundy relief with the fantastic work and support they offer to the whole community whether that is through foodbanks, housing and homelessness advice or health advice and advocacy.

Year 11

Year 11 have been fundraising for 'Nightsafe'.

Nightsafe are a local Charity set up in 1990 by a group of local people, with the aim of alleviating the plight of homeless and vulnerably housed young people within the borough of Blackburn with Darwen and surrounding areas. We have previously taken part in the school 'sleepout' to gain a deeper understanding of what it was like to homeless.

Earlier this academic year we had a non-uniform day and a small 'market style' set up in the studio, with various stalls raising money for this charity.

Year 12

Voted this year to champion Milly's Smiles,

a Children's Cancer Charity which supports children and young people, and their families, who have been diagnosed with cancer. We recently held a non-uniform day to raise money for this, and are planning further events for the remainder of the academic year. In addition, we are supporting Pearl of Africa Children's Care in Uganda, by donating books which will be sent to them for use in school and community libraries.