Charities Week 2020
The SWCHS Student Committee are really proud to share our plans for Charities Week 2020 and outline the incredible work being put into supporting the elderly in our community in place of the normal OAP Party by the Student Union.
This year, Charities Week will be fully virtual with a series of pre-filmed events being shown in classrooms. Our events this year will be XMAS Factor, SWCHS Got Talent, The Impractical Jokers and Taskmaster, alongside some form time activities and other fundraising events during the week.
We are proudly supporting five charities, all of which help children, families and individuals across our communities. Details of these organisations can be found below. All of these charities do exceptional work and we are trying our very best to fundraise as much as possible this year to help them make a difference.
Over the week we will be asking for a contribution in exchange for non-uniform and Christmas jumper day. There will also be bucket collections and merchandise sales, as well as a Food Bank collection in reception for the Uttlesford Foodbank (detailed below). You can also donate to our Charities Week fundraising, via the fundraising page:
This year, in lieu of the annual OAP Christmas party, Sixth Form students are taking part in a buddy scheme whereby they are paired up with an elderly member of the Saffron Walden community who they call up on a weekly basis over the Christmas period. The aim of the scheme is to reduce loneliness amongst the elderly and improve relations between the young and the old. The students will also deliver a Christmas hamper to their elderly buddy. We are looking for donations of physical items that we can use in our hampers as well as monetary donations that we can use to purchase these items. Physical items could include: chocolates, books, crossword puzzles, Christmas decorations, biscuits, sweets (that can be sucked), mints, jams, socks, soaps, candles, slippers, maybe a little stuffed toy, alcohol products, etc. Any low-sugar, diabetic friendly treats would also be hugely helpful. Thank you so much for all your support and generosity.
This scheme is being organised by the SWCHS Student Union.
YOUTUBE Video for OAP Party - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PhWM_9Fvt6w
Thank you for your ongoing support.
Tim Lane and Malwina Kozlowska
On behalf of the Student Sixth Form Committee