Before I go any further, can I just say an ENORMOUS thank you to everyone. Today we have been fundraising for Children in Need as well as local cause, supporting the family of a lovely local man, Stephen Eccles. We are always amazed and very proud of the generosity and support of our families and local community, in all we do. But it is times like this it is really prevalent. I found myself overwhelmed by the support today that it made me sit back and appreciate the community I am part of, Consett really has some amazing folk!
The costumes and efforts from all today has been phenomenal, clearly a lot of time spent on making many of them. There were so, so many donations of sweets that children were able to go back and back again for turns on the tombola. As a school community we have today raised a breath-taking £600.10 for Children in Need, and as well as this we raised a further £285.00 for Stephen Eccles. Everyone was offered the choice of who they wanted their donation to go to, and even with this choice, the total raised is staggering.
This time of year is difficult for everyone financially, but it is also a very emotional time. I hope you will join with us in keeping the Eccles family in your thoughts at this very difficult time. Their children have not attended our school, but from today’s fundraising, this has shown that neither us or you feel that has any relevance on how we support or local families.
The £600.10 cheque will be sent to Children and Need, and the £285 will be donated to the Stephen Eccles Just Giving page.
A gallery of photos taken today will be uploaded to our website shortly.