Category Archives: Charities

Supporting Cupar Foodbank at Christmas

This year, Bell Baxter have decided to organise a “Reverse advent calendar” initiative in aid of Cupar Foodbank.

The initiative asks people to donate items to the ‘calendar’ with the focus being on helping the families most in need in our community.  Boxes will be available in all faculties and the LRC throughout the school between Monday, 26th November and Friday, 14th December to receive your donations.  Whether you are able to donate a single item, or multiple items throughout the 3 weeks, all will be gratefully received by both us and the Foodbank.

The Foodbank have advised us that the most requested items include hot chocolate, long-life fruit juice, tinned meat products, savoury snacks (dated after Christmas), diluting juice, jelly, toiletries and/or Christmas goodies.

If you require any further information please do not hesitate to contact Miss McNeill (Room 334, Science) or Ms MacConnochie (Room 321, Modern Languages).

Thank you for supporting this initiative and helping us to spread a little bit of festive cheer.

Ms A. MacConnochie
[Teacher, International Languages & Culture]

Children in Need fundraisers

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Well done to the Charities Group who raised an incredible £1500 for Children in Need with their fundraising efforts in school today.  In addition to the non-uniform day, the group organised a well-attended “Pie the teacher” event during lunchtime – there were some very enthusiastic efforts by some of the pupils!

The Charities Group would like to ‘thank’ everyone who got involved with today’s fundraising.  A special ‘thank you’ goes to all of the staff – Mr Gibbons, Mr Harris, Mr Hall, Mr Baillie, Miss Travers, Mr Kellichan, Mr Killean, Mrs Jeffrey, Mrs Burgoyne, Mr Wimberley, Mrs Barbour, Mr Allan, Ms Pour, Mr Ajeda and Dr Parker (sorry if we’ve forgotten anyone) – who were all “pied” during lunchtime’s fun.  Oh, well done to Megan and Sam too for being such good sports.

The Charities Group

 

Charity Events

The school’s S6 Charities Group have a number of events and appeals which they hope to launch over the next few weeks.  The group would like the whole school community to get behind their efforts to support:

  • Poverty Week (1st – 7th October)
  • Shoebox Appeal (1st October – 1st November)
  • Children in Need (15th November)

Poverty Week

As a school we are trying hard to support people in our community.  To mark “Poverty Week”, we are setting up a food/clothing bank; we would like to make it the biggest collection we’ve had and would really appreciate all donations.

We are mainly looking for tinned and/or dried foods e.g. soups, pasta.  We will also accept donations of clothes which are no longer worn or have been outgrown – clothes to fit all ages and sizes.

Please drop donations into either Mr Allan’s room (Room 411), or the Glass Social Area.

Shoebox Appeal

We are organising a “Shoebox Appeal” to support the Samaritan’s Purse Operation (Christmas appeal) as we believe that everyone deserves to receive a gift at Christmas.  We would like to ask for donations varying from a filled shoe box, to just a small gift.  Gifts may include:

  • Filled shoe boxes.
  • Wrapping paper.
  • Toys and cards.
  • Hats, gloves, scarves etc.
  • Hygiene products e.g. soap, toothbrushes, deodorants, toothpaste.

For more ideas and information, please see posters around the school, or check out the official website “Shoebox Appeal“.

Children in Need

On Thursday, 15th November there will be a “dress down day” for Children in Need.  It will cost £1 to enable pupils to participate in the non-uniform event, and at lunchtime we will be organising a variety of activities in the Assembly Hall.  Activities include “pie the teacher” and guess the staff from their baby photograph.

If you would like to participate in the Children in Need events, please bring a £1 to dress down and come along to the Assembly Hall at lunchtime to take part in all of the fun – we hope to raise a lot of money for a great charity!

S6 Charities Group