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Friday 13 Nov mufti and fundraising for Derriford

Dear Parents and Carers                                                                                                        11 November 2020

 

 Children in Need/ Anti bullying/ Fundraising for Derriford - Important

 

You will be aware that nationally, Children in Need day is coming up this Friday, and then anti bullying week starts. 

 

We did some thinking here and would like to suggest that rather than celebrating Children in Need day specifically, we have a mufti day/ fundraising on Friday and have this fitting in with our theme of the 'Looking After Me/ Looking After You' project, which recognises that we are all different and need to care for other. This will also kick off the work on antibullying which will take place the following week.

 

As far as fundraising goes (and the Friday donations), we feel at this time we would like to make a difference locally, and I have been liaising with hospital over us fundraising for a tablet. The hospital is very much part of our community, and many of you work there, or have used its services.

 

As you know, visiting at the hospital has stopped, and patients lose that vital lifeline of being in touch with their loved ones. We have had a very positive response to this suggestion, and the advice is that the Intensive care Unit, or the ward for the elderly would really benefit, as many people do not have a smart phone, and can't stay in touch, and for a patient with dementia for example, this can make a huge difference. We also know that after Covid-19 is over, these wards will continue to be able to make good use of a tablet for this purpose, particularly if family live a long way away.

 

As we say, our school is 'built on love' and we can only imagine how awful it is to be desperately ill and not able to speak to your loved ones, and for loved ones at home not to be able to see their poorly relative is also really distressing' we are a caring school and do want to give to others, so this is an opportunity to do this in a meaningful way.

 

I hope you feel this is a really worthwhile cause, and we know that for our other charitable events such as food bank, you are always most generous, despite being in these challenging times, so we are hoping everyone will be behind making a donation on Friday. Please ask family and friends if they would like to contribute too, as this is something that could really make a difference at a most horrendous time. We will also make a small donation to Children in Need.

 

Donations can be made via School Money, 'Hospital Tablet Fundraising' and you can select the payment amount you wish to make from the options provided. This will go live today and remain available until weds next week.

 

On Friday, cash donations can also be dropped into the bucket on the doors.

 

The idea is to make up an 'mixed up' outfit from every day, ordinary clothes which you already have, so please don't buy anything. This could be as simple as wearing odd socks, odd hair bows, a skirt over trousers, mis-matched colours, rainbow colours, use felt pens to colour in dots on an old white shirt, or draw rainbows, or safety-pin a rainbow drawing to a jumper, wear pyjama bottoms with a normal top. 


 

We are still doing a normal school day, so clothing needs to be practical and suitable for outside so on this occasion, please no onesies/ princess dresses/ superhero type costumes as they get too hot, can make toileting tricky, and are not the most practical for going outside, and no face paints/ hair dye etc. Thank you.

 

Following the day, I will update you with what we are able to purchase, and our process of giving it to the hospital.

 

Kind Regards

 

Mrs Hardisty

 

Dear Parents and Carers                                                                                                        11 November 2020

 

 Children in Need/ Anti bullying/ Fundraising for Derriford - Important

 

You will be aware that nationally, Children in Need day is coming up this Friday, and then anti bullying week starts. 

 

We did some thinking here and would like to suggest that rather than celebrating Children in Need day specifically, we have a mufti day/ fundraising on Friday and have this fitting in with our theme of the 'Looking After Me/ Looking After You' project, which recognises that we are all different and need to care for other. This will also kick off the work on antibullying which will take place the following week.

 

As far as fundraising goes (and the Friday donations), we feel at this time we would like to make a difference locally, and I have been liaising with hospital over us fundraising for a tablet. The hospital is very much part of our community, and many of you work there, or have used its services.

 

As you know, visiting at the hospital has stopped, and patients lose that vital lifeline of being in touch with their loved ones. We have had a very positive response to this suggestion, and the advice is that the Intensive care Unit, or the ward for the elderly would really benefit, as many people do not have a smart phone, and can't stay in touch, and for a patient with dementia for example, this can make a huge difference. We also know that after Covid-19 is over, these wards will continue to be able to make good use of a tablet for this purpose, particularly if family live a long way away.

 

As we say, our school is 'built on love' and we can only imagine how awful it is to be desperately ill and not able to speak to your loved ones, and for loved ones at home not to be able to see their poorly relative is also really distressing' we are a caring school and do want to give to others, so this is an opportunity to do this in a meaningful way.

 

I hope you feel this is a really worthwhile cause, and we know that for our other charitable events such as food bank, you are always most generous, despite being in these challenging times, so we are hoping everyone will be behind making a donation on Friday. Please ask family and friends if they would like to contribute too, as this is something that could really make a difference at a most horrendous time. We will also make a small donation to Children in Need.

 

Donations can be made via School Money, 'Hospital Tablet Fundraising' and you can select the payment amount you wish to make from the options provided. This will go live today and remain available until weds next week.

 

On Friday, cash donations can also be dropped into the bucket on the doors.

 

The idea is to make up an 'mixed up' outfit from every day, ordinary clothes which you already have, so please don't buy anything. This could be as simple as wearing odd socks, odd hair bows, a skirt over trousers, mis-matched colours, rainbow colours, use felt pens to colour in dots on an old white shirt, or draw rainbows, or safety-pin a rainbow drawing to a jumper, wear pyjama bottoms with a normal top. 


 

We are still doing a normal school day, so clothing needs to be practical and suitable for outside so on this occasion, please no onesies/ princess dresses/ superhero type costumes as they get too hot, can make toileting tricky, and are not the most practical for going outside, and no face paints/ hair dye etc. Thank you.

 

Following the day, I will update you with what we are able to purchase, and our process of giving it to the hospital.

 

Kind Regards

 

Mrs Hardisty

 

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