CHILDREN IN NEED DAY- Friday 13th November – “Spots and Dots”

On Friday 13th November, we will hold a “Special Uniform Day” when pupils are encouraged to wear an item of clothing or an accessory that has spots or dots!

Christmas Day, 1927 saw the very first BBC radio broadcast appeal for children raising more than £1,300 (around £70,000 in today’s money!) The now famous Pudsey Bear made his first appearance on BBC Children in Need in 1985 as a brown, cuddly mascot.

Last year the appeal raised over £47,886,382 and supported over 3000 local projects. This includes local projects like Home-Start Southport & Formby who aim to fund early learning activities for vulnerable families with pre-school children who are isolated at home due to Covid-19, and will help to improve their emotional wellbeing.

Other projects local to us include funding amputees, people with congenital limb deficiencies and persons with restricted use of limbs aged 6 to 18 with the opportunity to play football and a project that works with disabled children and those experiencing illness to run after school sports sessions, activities in hospital and holiday sessions.

On this day only pupils can wear their normal uniform on the bottom half, (skirt, trousers or PE kit) but can wear a t shirt, jumper or a top that has spots or dots!  Hair accessories or spotty socks that fit the theme can also be worn.  Donations should be a minimum of £1 or more and can be paid through Parent Pay. If you do not wish your daughter to take part, her school uniform should be worn.  As with our last charity appeal we are again going via Just Giving, it goes directly to the charity and avoids cash having to be handled.

Please follow this link

You can also donate via Parentpay by using this link https://app.parentpay.com/ParentPayShop/Foc/Default.aspx?shopid=1462

Kind regards

Ian Raikes

Headteacher

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