Broadoak Mathematics and Computing College Charity Week 2016 kicked off with the tried and tested Cake sale in the Centre of Excellence. Year 7 and 8 students showcased their creative cooking skills with some truly stunning cakes and cookies that were sold to raise money for this year’s chosen charity, which was Weston Hospice Care.
Weston Hospice Care provides palliative care for people living with a life-limiting illnesses in Weston-super-Mare and the surrounding areas as far afield as Highbridge, Burnham, Cheddar, Draycott, Yatton, Congresbury and Clevedon. Their primary aim is to provide a quality of life that is pain free where patients can be treated and cared for by loved ones in a place of their choice either the Hospice, their own home or a care home. All of the services are provided totally free of charge with only 19% of the £3million a year running cost funded by the NHS. The rest is raised through volunteers, shops and fundraising team working tirelessly throughout the year to support patients and families.
Other events throughout the week included a fruit smoothie stall during lunch time, selling delicious homemade fruit and vegetable smoothies; a healthy alternative for those watching what they eat! There were numerous challenges that included a guess how many sweets in the jar, a penalty shoot-out, a very close tutor group Tug of War competition and finally a student disco with a student versus teacher dance off competition. Many thanks to Mrs Gunn for organizing this and for kindly agreeing to take part and showcase her unusual dance moves.
A huge thank you to all pupils, parents and staff who contributed in any way, as Charity week raised over £1,400 towards Weston Hospice Care. We were lucky enough to have a Sally Davies from the charity come into school during our termly celebration assembly whereby she was presented with a big cheque on behalf of year 7 and 8 students at Broadoak Mathematics and Computing College.