Charity Committee / Pwyllgor Elusen
Welcome / Croeso
The Charity Committee is led by children, with one representative (voted in by the pupils from each class) from Year 2 up to Year 6, including a teaching members of staff, Miss McElmeel (Year 6).
The purpose of the committee is to raise funds for other people less fortunate than ourselves, supporting charities locally, nationally and internationally throughout the academic year. The committee, which meets on a regular basis, discuss ideas of how to raise funds as well as which charity they would like to support each term.
Please find below details of our summer term 2022 Charity Event. In summary, we are asking pupils and staff to walk from Buckley to the capital of Moldova in order to support the Communication Workers Aid Convoy charity which hopes to transport much needed aid to the country in September 2022.
Please find below information relating to the event. We will upload photographs to this page soon and will also post on Twitter. Diolch.
Although things are running a little differently due to Covid-19, we are still supporting worthwhile charities each term.
We were thrilled to be able to donate £4,100.00 to Hospice of the Good Shepherd. A huge thank you must be given to all pupils for participating and to their friends and families for their very generous donations. We were overwhelmed! WOW!
Thank you to The Charity Committee for all their hard work organising our moat recent Autumn term's Charity day. The committee had decided to support the #HELLOYELLOW initiative for Young Minds, in order to celebrate and raise awareness of mental health and wellbeing in young people. We raised over £518.00; we are absolutely thrilled.
Children from Reception - Year 6 have recently participated in our Christmas Charity event, an 'Elf Run', all in aid of Hospice of the Good Shepherd.
Sponsorship forms need to be returned by the end of the term and sponsorship payments made via the Gateway app.
Last Autumn Term, it was Children in Need who were supported. We raised over £567.00 by wearing an item of clothing that was either yellow (the colour of Children in Need) or something Pudsey bear related. The school has never seemed so bright! What a brilliant day!
Last Christmas, Mountain Lane also supported Flintshire Foodbank with our initiative of 'Together we 'CAN' do it!'. We were absolutely overwhelmed with the amount of generous donations. See below for images / video footage of our Mountain Lane donations.
In light of recent tragic events, the Charity Committee decided that this term’s charity event was in aid of the devastating Australian bushfires. The staff and children were eager to help and support Australia with the effects of the catastrophic fires, caused by the worst drought in history and record high temperatures. After much discussion, the Charity Committee have decided to support the Australian wildlife charity ‘WIRES’ - Wildlife Information Rescue and Education Service. It is estimated that over 1 billion animals in Australia have perished since these fires began in September.
Each year, Australia traditionally celebrate ‘Australia Day’ and this year it fell on Sunday 26th January. Mountain Lane therefore held our own Australia Day on Friday 31st January.
For our Australia Day, children were encouraged to celebrate all things Australian. We had children dress in the traditional colours of Australia; green and gold / yellow, there were lots of cork hats, koala and kangaroo teddies and we even had a Bondi surfer.
We were totally overwhelmed with the amount that raised on the day - over £690!
A huge 'diolch yn fawr iawn' to all.
Some charities which the Charity Committee have supported in the past include:
- WIRES - Wildlife Information Rescue and Education Service (Australian Bushfires)
- Bobarth Wales Cerebral Palsy
- Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation
- Child of Brazil
- Children in Need
- Claire's House Children's Hospice
- Hope House Children's Hospice
- Wales Air Ambulance
- Crohn's and Colitis UK
- Nightingale House Hospice
- Literacy in a Box, Zambia
- The British Heart Foundation
- Children in Need
- World Wildlife Fund (WWF)
- Plas Bellin support for families
- WIRES - Wildlife Information Rescue and Education Service
- Flintshire Foodbank
The committee tries to think of fun ways to raise funds to support these charities and these have included:
- Funky Friday
- Wear wellies to school
- Selling second hand books and toys
- Onesies or pyjamas to school
- Sponsored sporting activity day
- Bake sale, selling biscuits and cakes
- Selling knitted chicks and cream eggs
- Golf charity day
- Favourite coloured clothes
- Animal related clothes/mask
- Sponsored walk
- Wear yellow for young mental health
- Australia Day
Since 2014, Mountain Lane has raised over £17,000 and we would like to thank all our parents and friends of the school who have so generously supported us.