Charitable Fund Raising
As a Catholic School charitable fundraising is a very important aspect of our mission. Our students are encouraged to support a wide range of charities including CAFOD. The students work as individuals, as part of their form, as members of the school council and as a whole school to raise money. Recent projects include:-
The Knaresborough Bed Race. Our brilliant Bed Race Team achieved our fastest time ever, supported by a group of 30+ staff on the day. Team captain Anthony Hussey paid glowing tribute to his squad singling out Year 7 student Hattie Robson for special praise. “She steered us round the course like a future Formula 1 Racing Driver. We were utterly exhausted at the end – but a great day and a great cause to get Year 13 student Jordan Teodori Faith his prosthetic leg”. Over £1,641 was raised for this event.
Harvest Tin Tower – in 2018, a record-breaking number of cans were donated to St Pio Priory Soup Kitchen in Bradford.
Macmillan Coffee Morning – A total of £926 was raised in 2018.
CAFOD Soup and Roll Fundraiser – £672 in 2018
Mental Health Awareness Day held on 10 October 2018 (Pop Up Cake Stall) – £58.87
CAFOD Shoe Shine – £227 in 2018
CAFOD and the Good Shepherd – a sponge throwing event was held and raised £30.05
‘Jogging for Jordan’ appeal including 50% of Christmas Jumper Donations 2017/18 – £4,707
PAFRAS Donations from Christmas Carol concert 2017 – £212
Lenton Project (Easter Chicks) – £385 in 2018
Wear Red Day for the Children’s Heart Surgery Fund at Leeds General Infirmary. In February 2017, a total of £703.45 was raised for this worthy cause.
One of our main annual fundraising events is CHILDREN IN NEED which is organised by the 6th Form Congress. In a week of fun filled events including a staff v student football match, bake-off, sponge a teacher, auction of promises and 6th Form pantomime, we raised well over £4,000 in 2018.
‘Jogging For Jordan’
In 2017, SJF school started to raise money for Jordan Teodori-Faith, the Proteus Syndrome sufferer in Year 13, the fund has so far reached over £2,715 towards the cost of a state of the art artificial leg. The first event was to take part in the Harrogate 5k Park run on 2 December where there was a fantastic turn out of staff, students, friends and family. Participants and supporters returned to the school after the run for a hot breakfast. Mrs Gorman, Catering Manager and her team volunteered to come in on Saturday morning and were supported by generous donations from Avenue Bakery and Bidvest.
Fastest student performance came from Rob White and Dan Owen from the DT Department was quickest member of staff. “A brilliant morning”, according to the Headteacher, Mr R Pritchard who ran with his dog, Winston, “A real team effort”.
Xmas Jumper Day 2017
The second event was the Xmas Jumper Day on Friday 15 December 2017, wearing our ‘Jumpers for Jordan’ as well as fundraising for Save the Children: 50% of funds raised will be given to Jordan Teodori-Faith’s fund.
Students attended school in their uniform and in exchange for a small donation of £1 they wore a Christmas jumper in place of their blazer only. A total of £875.63 was raised making an additional £437.82 to Jordan’s fund.
St John Fisher is also proud to support the work of Martin House Children’s Hospice.