Special Stars will be our school charity for the second year running.
Special Stars a fantastic charity that focuses on improving the quality of life for people with disabilities and their families in Hull and East Yorkshire. During 2017-2018, students in all year groups completed lots of fundraising activities including bake sales, an inter-form football tournaments, a raffle for a hamper. Students raised over £2000 and this total was massively boosted by our staff who took part in the Hull 10K for the charity.
Our target this year is to raise at least £5000 with each year group challenged to raise £1000 each. Fundraising is already underway with bake sales and a Christmas Fair.
8EPA handing over our first cheque last year to the charity after they raised the most in the whole of Year 8.
2017/18 Charity - Special Stars Foundation
Special Stars Foundation are a not-for-profit registered charity. They offer a variety of services with the aim of improving the quality of life for people with disabilities and their families in the Hull and East Yorkshire region Special Stars have often been referred to as a ‘lifeline’ for families caring for a child/ young person with a disability.
The Marvell College wanted to support this great charity by raising awareness of it and by raising money.
In the Autumn term the school’s fundraising efforts have culminated in us raising more than £800 for our chosen charity, Special Stars. As a school, we firmly believe that focusing on our chosen charity helps to build spirit and a sense of unity. All of us at The Marvell College are committed to working as a team and have been very proud of the efforts that students and staff have made in order to raise as much money as possible for a very worthy cause.
This term saw all year groups raising money for our chosen charity “Special Stars” including bake sales, pumpkin carving, a non-uniform day and a charity football match. Student Council and the wider school community have been very much involved in deciding what events will be successful in raising money and what activities will involve the whole school. Therefore, all students have played an active part in helping to fundraise for our charity.
Amount Raised 2017/18 over £ 2,000.00
2016/2017 Charity - Emmaus
Emmaus is a homelessness charity. They provide a home for as long as someone needs it and work in their social enterprise. They help their residents, to regain lost self-esteem and the confidence to get back on their feet.
Emmaus was the Marvell College’s chosen charity for the 2016-17 academic year. Students worked tirelessly throughout the year to raise awareness and money for Emmaus and its residents.
The activities included
: Creating Emmaus shoeboxes filled with everyday vital items and presents for the residents to use.
: Visits to Emmaus in Hull to present cheques which were raised through charitable activities such as bake sales, non-uniform and sponsored walks.
2 Year 8 Marvell College students met members of the Royal Family at Emmaus in Hull in order to raise the profile of homelessness in Hull.
Amount raised £ 574.04
2015/2016 Charity - Freddie's Friends
In 2015-16 we chose to support Freddie's Friends which is a local East Hull charity. The charity was set up by the family of Freddie Appleyard who passed away in 2008 after battling lots of problems including a brain disorder. It was important for us a college to choose a charity which was close to home, because we wanted to support families in our locale who had disabled children.
At The Marvell College we recognise that we are all unique and special. By raising money for Freddie's Friends it helped students to gain a sense of belonging within the local community and to understand the many challenges that lots of families go through raising a disabled child-including some of those who attend our school.
With the money that we raised throughout the year, we presented a cheque to the founders of Freddie's friends and know that the money went towards buying essential equipment and help for families who have disabled children. Raising money for Freddie's Friends touched the hearts of all of us at The Marvell College and we were proud to help this most worthy charity and to make a difference-however small-to families' lives in our East Hull community.
Amount raised £ 946.88