Prior's Field September 2018

From acorn to oak tree, St. Monica's fundraising reaches new heights

Published Wednesday 5th of February 2020 10:07:19 AM

The girls of St. Monica’s House delivered a fantastic assembly on their chosen charity – Acorns Children’s Hospice, as they were joined by fundraiser Olivia Guglia to launch their 2020 House Charity Day. Acorns look after children and young adults aged 0 to 18 years who need specialist care for life limiting and life threatening conditions. A local charity based in the West Midlands, Acorns was established by Peter Wildblood, Headmaster of a special school in Birmingham and became a registered charity back in 1984. Their first charity shop opened 3 years later and today there are 55 Acorn Charity shops around the region. Ahead of their charity day, St. Monica's set themselves an Oak Tree Challenge. Each girl was given £5 and challenged to turn this into profit for their charity. Through bakes sales, sponsored activities, odd jobs and many entrepreneurial activities they were already well on their way to a fantastic fundrasing total as their charity day apporached. The whole House performed Miley Cyrus’s song ‘The Climb’ at the end of their assembly to signify how hard they had all worked to grow their five pound acorn into an oak tree. At break and lunchtimes the children had fun playing games (many of them acorn-themed!) and spending their pocket money at the St. Monica's market hall, with the House Mums helping to run a delicious cake sale at the end of the day. The whole school community dug deep to support the girls – we may be four houses but as one school it was a united effort to raise as much as we could for Acorns. Well done St. Monica's!
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