Pownall Hall School Raises Over £7000 for Ronald McDonald House Charities

Pownall Hall School Raises Over £7000 for Ronald McDonald House Charities

In 2023, Pownall Hall School selected Ronald McDonald House Charities as its charity of the year, aiming to raise £5000 to achieve “room sponsorship” at one of the charity’s houses. We are so thrilled to say that we surpassed expectations by raising an impressive total of over £7000 through a range of innovative and engaging fundraising activities.

The charity campaign was launched by Form 6 with great enthusiasm after visiting the Manchester based Ronald McDonald House and subsequently preparing their own presentation which they delivered to years 2-5. Pupils, staff, and parents all joined forces to partake in a series of fundraising events that not only brought the school together but also touched the hearts of those benefiting from the Ronald McDonald House Charities.

Throughout the year, our fundraising events included:

  • Shoebox challenge – children get creative, and built their very own room of choice within a shoebox from scratch! With an aim to raise £25 in sponsorship per box, this activity alone surpassed £3,600!
  • Wilmslow Running Festival – several children, and their families, entered the Wilmslow Running Festival for which RMHC was a partner, raising over £500 in sponsorships.
  • Dress down day – Children were invited to wear their own clothes for the day in return for donations, raising £173
  • Business Enterprise – As part of Form 6’s post 11+ programme, each year they partake in Business Enterprise. In groups they create a business idea from scratch, pitch for investment and bring their product to life aiming to turn a profit. All businesses were a huge success, and in total they raised over £3,000 in profit for RMHC!

These events not only generated much-needed funds but also provided an opportunity for students to showcase their talents, take on new challenges, and take an active role in supporting a worthy cause.

The success of the campaign can be attributed to the incredible dedication and commitment of the entire school community. Our children demonstrated remarkable enthusiasm and creativity in their efforts to raise funds for Ronald McDonald House Charities. As a result, the school was able to surpass its initial goal and make a substantial contribution to the charity’s mission of supporting families with seriously ill children.

Ronald McDonald House Charities provides invaluable support to families when they need it the most. Their houses serve as a home away from home, offering comfortable accommodation near hospitals, ensuring that families can stay together during their most challenging times. By raising over £7000, Pownall Hall School has made a significant impact in helping these families receive the assistance and comfort they desperately need.

The generosity and selflessness displayed by Pownall Hall School is a testament to the school’s commitment to making a positive difference in the community. Their success is a reflection of the collective effort and kindness that pervades the school’s ethos.

As the school moves forward, we will continue to engage in charitable initiatives that allow our children to cultivate empathy, compassion, and a sense of social responsibility, having selected The Children’s Adventure Farm Trust (CAFT) as our next charity of the year.

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