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.
Supporting local charities
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 2019/2020 we chose to support Alder Hey Children’s Hospital and had raised over £1800 before lockdown. Other charities including Refilwe, MacMillan Cancer Support, Theo’s Fight, Wirral Foodbank, Movember, Anthony Nolan Trust and Breast Cancer Research had raised almost £6000.
During the lockdown period, staff, students and parents rose to the challenge with initiatives for helping the NHS. We went into PPE production mode and made 3000 visors and 1000 scrubs for front line workers, care homes and NHS staff. We are extremely grateful to Mr Roscoe and Mr Walker for spearheading these campaigns.
Instead of the school’s annual trip to Refilwe South Africa, made by Sixth Form students, it was decided to walk, run or cycle the 7636 miles that they would have flown. Students, staff, parents and old Caldeians all got involved and raised a fantastic £4363.
Our Christmas Appeals
At Christmas time, we support the ‘Superwhite Christmas Toy appeal’, run through Tranmere Rovers. In 2019 over 200 gifts of toys and books were donated; these are given out across the Wirral to disadvantaged children.
Students and staff also donated a phenomenal amount of food to Wirral Foodbank. The amount donated (in weight) was roughly equivalent to what they send to one of their largest centres to keep them going for a week and a half.
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.
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Student Enrichment Fund
Because we understand the importance of enrichment activities and appreciate the benefits of participation for our students, it is essential that we provide the best possible opportunities at Calday Grange Grammar School. In order to continue to do this, we have launched the Student Enrichment Fund
What enrichment opportunities do we offer?
We encourage all of our students to broaden their horizons through involvement in enrichment activities. These activities form a major part of our school's ethos. Our extensive programme includes, Drama, Music, Cookery, Robotics, special interest clubs such as Quizzing, Nature and Politics to name a few. We also offer a wide range of sporting activities, Athletics, Basketball, Cricket, Cross Country, Football, Golf, Hockey, Multi Gym, Netball, Rugby, Sailing, Swimming, Tennis and Table Tennis!
We value our ability to offer such a broad range of opportunities, however, In this time of ever-decreasing funds and financial cost pressures, we are unable to maintain the full range of activities without your help and support.
How can you help?
By contributing £60 per student per year you will enable us to continue to provide an extensive range of enrichment activities for all students.
How to donate?
We are suggesting that parents and supporters sign up to make a regular donation of just £5 per month; however, we are grateful for your support large or small and one-off donations can be accepted.
Single Annual Payment: If you have a child at the school you can make a single annual contribution through your ParentPay account or pay by debit/credit card, cash or cheque at the enrichment payment point which will be available to all parents evenings and large school events.
Single Annual or Regular Monthly Payments with Gift Aid: Through the Charities Aid Foundation parents and supporters of the School are able to make a one-off or regular payments via debit/credit card, PayPal or direct debit. If you are a taxpayer, the School is able to claim Gift Aid on your donation, increasing a £5 regular monthly donation to £6.25.
What will your contribution be used for?
Funds raised will be used to directly support an extensive range of enrichment activities including, but not limited to:
Drama activities and productions;
Lunchtime activities and clubs;
Music Rehearsals and concerts;
Robotics and coding club;
School Sport – competition entry, affiliation fees, we do not charge students for travel to play at away fixtures or for the cost of additional specialist sports coaches.
We will not use these funds to support the general running of the school or for any activities that are funded by a separate funding source.
Please help us to provide the best possible opportunities for students at Calday Grange Grammar School by supporting our enrichment programme, we cannot do it without you.
Please click the button to set up your voluntary donation and you will be directed to the Charities Aid Foundation website.
Thank you for your support