Members of the British Values Team paid a visit to the Mayor of Oldham, Cllr Javid Iqbal. Whilst they discovered all about the role of the Mayor, they also found out about Cllr Iqbal’s ambition to raise the largest Mayor’s Charity total ever.
Each year the Mayor raises money through lots of events, supporting chosen charities. This year Cllr Iqbal is supporting Dr Kershaw’s Hospice, MIND, Action Oldham Fund, Maggie’s Cancer Centre and St Thomas’s Church in Werneth.
With an ambitious target of £100,000 the Mayor has challenged 1000 individuals and organisations across the borough to raise at least £100 each.
Taking up the challenge, our Inspire to Aspire team put pen to paper and created lots of fundraising events. The target they have set themselves, and the school is not £100, but £1000.
Once they were given the green light, students presented their ideas to all staff and to the whole school. Our non-uniform day at the end of this term got the fundraising underway, and more is planned. In February the students will make a sponsored clean up at Chadderton Hall Park, and April will see the team organise afternoon tea for parents and carers.