Helen Pascoe-Williams Cycled 1,100 Miles For The Eve Appeal

Over the summer Helen Pascoe-Williams, who looks after the school's da Vinci programme, cycled an amazing 1,100 miles from Land’s End to John O’Groats via the West Highlands of Scotland to raise money for the Eve Appeal.

On her epic journey she cycled, on average, 70-80 miles a day and over the two weeks, climbed an elevation of 47,000 feet (the equivalent of climbing Everest one and a half times).

The Eve Appeal is a charity which helps women with gynaecological cancers and Helen is delighted to have raised over £900.  If anyone would like to help her tip her total over £1,000 then they can donate on Helen's Just Giving page here.

Biking For Bliss – Science Teacher Dan White Completed His 100 Mile Cycling Challenge

On Sunday 4 August, Science Teacher Dan White cycled 100 miles in the 2019 Prudential Ride London-Surrey 100 raising over £1,200 for the charity Bliss, a charity that champions and supports the needs of babies born premature or sick. 

The 100 mile ride started at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, then followed a 100-mile route out through the Surrey countryside, made famous by the world’s best cyclists at the London 2012 Olympics, before returning to central London to finish on The Mall.

Dan completed the course in an amazing 5 1/2 hours.  He said, “Bliss are an amazing charity who helped my family through some dark and difficult times. This was my chance to give something back and I am incredibly grateful to all the staff, pupils and parents who generously supported me.”



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Chaplaincy Shoe Box Appeal 2019

The Chaplaincy is again supporting our St Anne's Parish Shoe Box Appeal, to provide gifts for children who would not otherwise receive a Christmas present. This year the boxes are being distributed by Teams4U

Each shoebox will be given to a vulnerable child, or family, through schools, nurseries, hospitals and orphanages.

The aim of T4U is that each box is given in relationship with the local community as part of a long-term commitment to these children. This includes financing pre-school programmes to support their education and development.

We are encouraging everyone to bring one item to help fill the boxes.  We also need empty shoe boxes.

Children’s Shoe Boxes

What these children need most are educational and hygiene supplies, e.g.

  • Toothbrush and toothpaste
  • Hairbrush/comb
  • Facecloth and soap
  • Stationery/pens/pencils/paper

Please also include a few small gifts, e.g.

  • A soft toy, ball, game, puzzle, stickers, balloons
  • Gloves/hats/scarves

Homecare Family Shoe Boxes

  • Cooking utensils (no knives), candles, hairbrush plastic utensils (plates, bowls, cutlery)
  • Soap, small Christmas decorations, small decorative items, small saucepans
  • T-towels (preferably quite decorative), plastic containers, washing line pegs
  • Washing up cloths

All items may be left in G12a or at the Student Hub. The Chaplaincy Prefects will supervise the sorting and packing of the boxes between Monday 16 September and Wednesday 16 October 2019.

Mary Benham
Chaplaincy Co-ordinator



Have you been away for your summer holidays? Maybe you have some left over foreign currency? Maybe there are a few old coins or notes lurking in the back of a drawer, a pocket or a handbag? Why not round them up and put them to good use? All donations would be gratefully received and all money raised will be split between UK projects of the SVP (St Vincent de Paul Society), including support for the homeless, elderly, handicapped and those coming out of prison and an overseas SVP project helping to fund secondary school education children - especially girls - in India. Click here to discover what the SVP organisation is about and how your donation can help.

The money can be current or out of date, British or foreign; anything is welcome! We already have 8kg, but we need more!!

Click here and watch the video to see how cash4coins works. This is what you can donate:

All foreign coins and banknotes
Current UK coins and banknotes
Any old British and Irish money
Even obsolete currency!
Please send in money in a strong envelope labelled ‘Rod Isaacs - Cash4Coins’.

We raised a spectacular £231.85 last year.....

Many thanks

Rod Isaacs
Assistant Head of Sixth Form