Notre Dame’s staff and students really have been busy this month! Not only have we donated food to various charities and fundraised for the Philippines after recent typhoons, we’ve also raised money through a hamper raffle and Christmas jumper day.
Our non-teaching staff here at college chose Candlelighters for their charity this year. As their website says, “At Candlelighters, we support families facing children's cancer in Yorkshire. We get involved in all sorts of different projects to help ordinary families who are facing extraordinary circumstances.” You can read more about their work here.
The non-teaching staff donated a variety of festive treats to make up three hampers, then raffled tickets to win them, raising an impressive £394! The lucky winners were teachers Mohammed Khalid, Amy Harrison and Jayne Fry.
Not to be outdone by staff, our Student Executive invited their peers to take part in Save the Children’s Christmas Jumper Day. This took place on Friday 11 December, with £72 collected, and a range of seasonally-themed attire modelled by our students. Save the Children “support children to learn, grow and become who they want to be.” Read about how their fundraising helps children here.
The Student Executive said, “Christmas Jumper Day was a success thanks to the generous donations and support from everyone. We’d like to thank all Notre Dame students and wish you all a very happy Christmas and New Year!”