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Christmas Charity Fayre 2023

7th December 2023

We are officially feeling festive after our wonderful Christmas Charity Fayre on Wednesday 6th December. 

Hartley Pavilion, was transformed by Santa’s elves (aka our Charities Team, students, and Estates Team) into a festive market, run by small local businesses and students from Wakefield Girls’ High School. 

Stalls included delicious treats to satiate visitors appetites, and beautiful Christmas presents to gift to friends and family. There were facepaint, glitter tattoos, and henna stalls. There was a tombola, supported by generous donations of items by members of our school community – thank you to all who donated prizes. There were also lots of activity-based stalls, run by students in their House forms, with the chance of winning many wonderful prizes. 

We were extremely lucky to be joined by Santa himself, who took time out of his busy schedule to talk to children and give them a small gift to take away.

Lively Christmas music emanated throughout the Fayre, adding to the special Christmas atmosphere. Performances included our Junior Section Suzuki violinists and our Senior Section Brass Band.

All proceeds from this event are being donated to The Yorkshire Wildlife Trust. This charity was chosen by our Senior Section Charities Committee, which is made up of elected representatives from each year group.

Thank you to all our students and families from across Wakefield Grammar School Foundation who attended and embraced the magic of our annual Christmas Charity Fayre with us. 

Also a special thanks to: Amber’s Country Gifts, Cheryl Simpson, Jill Clough, Joe Brandi, Louise Moylan: Temple Spa, Orchard Valley GB, Rebecca Stavely, Rosebank Country Crafts, Tracey Parkin Christmas Games, Tutti’s Boutique, UK Events, Yorkshire Candles and Gifts.

Also throughout this week we have been collecting Christmas presents, which will be donated to The Castle Children’s Centre Wakefield, who support families in the Wakefield area. We supported them for the first time last academic year and the charities committee were keen to continue supporting them. Our charity representatives have played an important part in organising this collection: by talking to the other pupils in their form about the charity initiative and helping to collect donations.

Mrs N Phillips 

Charities Coordinator

 

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