Charities we support
At Our Lady of Grace we support a variety of different charities by taking part in events and holding own clothes days.
CAFOD - Lenten Appeal
Thank you to all the children and parents who collected money in their boxes for the CAFOD campaign 'Turn Little Fish into Big Fish' because little actions will make a really big difference.
You raised a wonderful amount of £602.09 for which we received a letter of thanks and certificate from CAFOD. Thank you again for your support.
Both young and old (er) took part in this years annual Skipathon at OLOG, to show our support for the British Heart Foundation.
On Friday afternoon the boys and girls showed off their cross-cross, twister and toe tapping skills in our newly painted MUGA.
This year it wasn't only the children who got a chance to jump rope for heart. The KS1 and EYFS adults were narrowly defeated by the adults in KS2 in a competition thoroughly enjoyed by the children!
Thank you for your generous donations - we raised £505.60 for BHF.
Woolly Hat Day
Children were asked to wear a woolly hat at school on Friday 27th January in support of St Mungo's. We raised £122.17 - thank you children.
St Mungo's Charity
What a wonderful set of performances the children put on for parents, carers, friends and the local community in December 2016.
At the end of the KS1 Nativity and KS2 Carol Concerts we asked for donations towards the St Mungo's Charity for the Homeless and what a fantastic response we got! We also held a raffle for a lucky family to win a brilliant hamper full of goodies donated by staff and the money raised also went to St Mungos.
Thank you to everyone for your generosity - we raised £695.05.
Macmillan Cancer Care
Dear Parents, This is the third time that our school has been involved in the Macmillan 'Coffee and Cake' morning which we held on Friday 30th September. You are always so generous and this time you have surpassed yourselves! Thank you SO much for your time and generosity. Together we raised £357.55. Many, many thanks.
BRITISH HEART FOUNDATION (BHF):
London to Brighton Bike Ride
What a great day our staff - Mr Lammas, Mrs Sully, Miss O'Connor and Mrs Steenkamp - had taking part in the London to Brighton annual bike ride. Not only did they support the British Heart Foundation but they also raised £231 for the School. Thanks to all the parents who kindly sponsored them.
Jump Rope for Heart
Every year the children take part in a Skipathon to support the British Heart Foundation. They have great fun in this sponsored skipping event and so far they have raised £397.73. Thank you for your generous donations.
GREENWICH & BEXLEY COMMUNITY HOSPICE:
Go Yellow Day
Children were asked to wear something yellow in exchange for donating money to help the Hospice - as well as brightening up the day with such a lovely sunny colour, they also raised £180.90.
Year 5 sang their hearts out in support of Greenwich and Bexley Cottage Hospice on 2nd December in Eltham High Street. A group of passers by commented they were the best carols they'd heard sung that morning! Even Dave our Lollipop man came down - 'looking at those smiling faces and listening to the lovely songs made me feel like Christmas was today - well done OLOG!'
This Lent we asked children to collect money in their boxes for the CAFOD campaign 'Make a Splash' because water is so vital. They gave up something (like crisps or sweets) and put the money saved into the money box provided.
ST MUNGO'S - CHARITY FOR THE HOMELESS
Woolly Hat Day
Beth, from 'St Mungo's' Charity for the homeless, came to our school to thank us for our contributions to the charity and to tell us more about the work they do.
Our Christmas donations and the proceeds of 'Woolly Hat Day' will go towards providing much needed help for those who find themselves sleeping rough on the streets of our city.
Beth's account of the work they do - to 'help people to help themselves' left a real impression on us all.