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Charities

Calday Grange Grammar School has a long tradition of supporting a wide variety of charities and our staff and students always take pride in responding to need where they see it and at short notice. Not only do these charity events develop our sense of community and social responsibility but they are also valuable in enhancing leadership and team work skills.

Each year we choose a local charity to support, with the aim of raising as much money as we can. In the last few years, we have donated towards North West Air Ambulance, Jeans 4 Genes, Clatterbridge Cancer Charity and Wirral Mind. We are the top fundraising school for Genes for Jeans.

In the 2018/19 school year we raised an amazing £28,000 for the following charities:

  • Macmillan £527
  • Tranmere in the community £3861
  • Jeans 4 Genes £2418
  • Refilwe £14,085
  • NW Air Ambulance £5218
  • STEM £1475
  • Gourley Trust £1209
Our Sixth Form team lead on a range of fundraising initiatives that include sports challenges, bag-packing, non-uniform days and cake sales.
 
In 2017 Sixth Form student Luke Percy was involved in the cycling for ‘The Rickshaw Challenge’ and the response was tremendous, our school raised over £4000! A massive £53 million was raised overall for Children in Need.
 
At Christmas time, we support the ‘Superwhite Christmas Toy appeal’, run through Tranmere Rovers. Over 240 gifts of toys and books were donated; these are given out across the Wirral to disadvantaged children. Students also made up over 100 ‘Shoe Boxes of Love’, which is linked to the ‘Whitechapel’ project, these are given to the homeless and vulnerable in Wirral.

Refilwe

Calday has supported the Refilwe Community Project in South Africa for over 12 years, raising money for disadvantaged children in the area of Lanseria, Johannesburg and taking students there every year. Over that time the school has raised over £100,000 to support the charity.

Every year Sixth Form students travel to South Africa and assist with the maintenance and development of the site. Students also tutor local children in English and Maths. The school raises money through regular fundraising events during the year; these have included Quiz Nights, Three Peaks Challenge, the Wirral Coastal Walk, 24 Hour Football Matches, Cake Sales and Bag Packs. 

Please click on the link to find out more about the Refilwe Community Project .