Here at Bridgewater, we understand the importance of families and ‘giving something back’ and so we’d just like to say a big shout out THANK YOU to all our pupils, families and staff who have been so supportive in helping to raise nearly £3600 for various charities to date in this academic year alone!
….and this doesn’t even include a whooping £3,261 raised throughout May and June last year and this year’s Music and Art Showcase of £1300 specifically for our local St Ann’s Hospice!
Some of those benefiting from this impressive total include locally based children’s charities such as Key 103 Cash for Kids and Action for Children as well as those for Parkinson’s Disease and brain tumours.
Our very industrious PTA has been equally busy with various annual events including the Christmas Fair and the Easter Egg Roll, plus running the alcoholic refreshments at our recent ‘Hairspray’ production. So far they have managed to raise over £6,000 this year after costs.
This money has been used throughout the school to provide additional resources and opportunities for the children including items for the gardening club, an outdoor AED/Defibrillator Cabinet, new protective covering for the Sports Hall floor, ukuleles, headphones and splitters for the Music department, choir & music folders, multi coloured Buddy Bench, new decorative outdoor bins, Prep & EYFS ‘Welcome to Bridgewater’ signs, stereo headphones for Prep, classroom cameras, hovercam visualisers and football extra curricular clubs to name but a few….
Following the children’s very successful fundraising for the new outdoor play area, the Prep Council is currently embarking on raising funds for Phase II. Its recent Sponsored Wun (walk or run) raised an astounding £2,776.45 last month alone!!!!