Our Lenten Charities

9th March 2018 – Last year Loreto families and friends raised over £10,000 for worthy causes during Lent!  We very much hope to match that this year in support of the following charities.

Year 7

Every Year we ask the Loreto sisters to name a charity they would like our Year 7 students to raise money for, and this year they nominated Loreto Rumbek, a Primary and Secondary School in South Sudan which educates girls from 5 to 20 years old.  All our Y7 pupils have been encouraged to take part in the sponsored Loreto Mile Run/Walk to help provide much needed resources and equipment for the school, and hopefully to help more girls to attend school.  Pupils are sponsored for every mile they walk or run during lunch time.  They are also holding a sleepover, during which they will clock up a few more miles!  Loreto families and friends can help by taking their daughter’s sponsorship form to work and family events and signing up as many sponsors as possible.  Pupils can collect in sponsorship money right up to the Easter break.

Years 8 & 9

Year 8 students have chosen to raised money for Cancer Research UK.  This was a popular choice because many of them generally considered it to be a very worthy cause.  Some have also had personal experience of the effects of cancer, and now want to do what they can to help others in a similar situation.  One of our Year 9 students has directly benefited from the support of a charity called Together for Short Lives.  After hearing of their work, the rest of the year group chose to raise money for this cause.

Some of the events these students will be undertaking:

  • Sponsored readathon
  • Lip-sync battle
  • Smarties tube challenge
  • Sale of friendship bands
  • Splat the Teacher
  • Teachers recreate movie scenes
  • Games lunch
  • Talent show
  • Sponsored swim
  • Sponsored run
  • Beauty Salon

Friends and family can support these activities by supervising in some cases, and by helping to sign up sponsors for some of the activities.

Years 10 & 11

Year 10 students have chosen to raise money for the Bradley Lowery foundation, and Year 11 students are supporting the NSPCC.  As well as raising money through their own individual efforts, they will also be running these activities:

  • Student photo shop
  • Easter Hamper raffle
  • Tombola
  • Guessing sweets in a jar