saltash.net supports national charities

Posted by on Oct 24, 2012 in News | No Comments

The month of October has provided students and staff at saltash.net with two national charitable causes to support: Jeans for Genes Day, supporting young people with genetic disorders and genetic research, and Wear it Pink Day, which highlights the Breakthrough Breast Cancer campaign. On Friday 5th October, a non uniform day was held where students and staff were encouraged to wear a combination of pink and denim. A superb total of £676 was raised on that day.

Being made aware of our non uniform day by our website, ex saltash.net student, Hannah Witts, contacted the school to say that she and her family would like to support the fundraising for Jeans for Genes as her own son, Zak, was born with a rare genetic disorder and she would welcome the opportunity to come back into school to speak with students about the work the Jeans for Genes charity undertakes and why it is so important to support it.

In assembly on Tuesday 16th October, there was a double presentation for the year 7 and 8 students with teacher, Mrs Hancock, encouraging the school community to continue to help raise money for Breast Cancer Awareness month, through the support of an exciting raffle, the sale of pink pin badges and a cake sale this Friday, followed by Hannah Witts speaking about her son Zak and giving the school a cheque for £386 which had been raised by her friends and family to support Jeans for Genes. Head Teacher, Mrs Bryce, thanked both Hannah and her family and the school community for supporting both of these excellent causes. The final total for Jeans for Genes is a superb £724. The grand total raised for Breast Cancer research will follow shortly, at the end of this half term.