Charities and Fundraising
There is a strong, pupil-led culture for fundraising and charity at Sheldon.
Each year group has two charity representatives who meet with the whole school charity group to plan, co-ordinate and schedule annual fundraising. Each year group decides its own focus and their charity representatives liaise with tutor groups, tutors and year heads about their chosen area. Year group efforts come together for whole school charity days such as Comic Relief and Children in Need.
Pupils are encouraged to be autonomous in their planning and successful events range from cake sales to Battle of the Bands, Sheldon’s Got Talent and the newly introduced Sheldon Strictly where staff dancing pairs battle their twinkle toe talents against the sixth form. The sixth form won the latest contest!
Pupils make their own decisions for fundraising initiatives and it is a pleasure to witness their commitment, involvement and leadership skills, with in excess of £6000 raised each year.
FUND RAISING FOR BEN CONOLLY
Four members of Sheldon Staff, with varying athletic abilities, are running four half marathons in five weeks in September and October 2014 to raise money for two causes: Teenage Cancer Trust (South West Appeal) and equipment to directly support Ben Conolly, who is well-known in the Sheldon community, but whose story you can read further by clicking on the following link:
The Sheldon runners will be competing in the Chippenham, Windsor, Cricklade and Swindon half marathons and would be appreciative of your support. Additionally, some members of staff not able to do all four half marathons will be running one or two – as will some members of our sixth form.
If you would like to make a contribution towards Teenage Cancer Trust, this can be done directly on the ‘just giving’ website; if you would like to contribute towards Ben’s equipment, which runs to several thousand pounds, this can be done by sending a cheque into school, payable to ‘Sheldon School’ marked clearly for the Ben Conolly appeal.