Charity Fundraising and Community Partnerships
The students and staff of Manchester Health Academy participate in a wide range of community based fundraising events each year to help raise money for local, national and international charities each year.
Charities 2016 – 2017
This year we will continue to support the Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital.
We also continue to support HUGS, a no-overhead charity which has developed a range of programmes to bring education and skills development to the very youngest and to mature students in Uganda and Rwanda. Helping Uganda Schools funds a primary school, a secondary school and a special needs school in Uganda.
For our own students and the local community, we are raising funds for our new Literacy Garden.
We also support other occasional charity events throughout the year.
- Forever Manchester Week
- During Forever Manchester Week students made and sold Manchester-themed badges, and paid to enter a Run the Mancunian Way event, raising £170 for the Forever Manchester Charity. Full story and photos here.
- Great Manchester Run
- Eight members of Manchester Health Academy staff ran the 10k the Great Manchester Run, raising £1185.00 for Manchester’s Christie Hospital. Mr Owen and Mr Cain also ran, the supported the Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital charity.
- Wear It Pink
- Everyone was invited to wear an item of pink, and we sold cakes and smoothies. We raised £254.94 for the Breast Cancer Now charity, helping to support their work in preventing, detecting and treating breast cancer.
- Comic Relief
- We held a cake sale, and lots of students brought cakes in! We raised a total of £119.26!
- Manchester Homeless Christmas Shoebox Appeal
- Caring students filled and donated more than twenty shoeboxes for the Manchester Homeless Christmas Shoebox Appeal, full story here.
- One Big Toy Appeal
- This year, instead of collecting toys, we asked for donations towards the Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital’s One Big Toy appeal to build a multi-sensory room that will benefit even the sickest children all year round. We held a variety of fundraising activities and raised £415.00.
- Wear Red Day On Friday 21st October we will be supported ‘Show Racism the Red Card’, the UK’s anti-racism educational charity. Students were allowed to wear an item of red on the day for a donation of £1.00. Our Sixth Form students organised a number of fun activities during the day, including a raffle, cake sale and ‘Beat the Goalie’. It was a fantastic success, raising £340.00.
Manchester Health Academy is committed to engaging with the local community and actively pursues opportunities to develop working relationships with community organisations and local businesses. We were delighted to be shortlisted for the Manchester Evening News Schools Awards Active Community Award this year.
- Year 8 students recently became the first in the North of England to successfully apply to list their local war memorial, the Northenden Cenotaph, and have developed links with the Royal British Legion in Northenden.
- Our Literacy Garden project aims to provide a bookable community space for the enjoyment of reading, and we have been delighted with support from local businesses and organisations to help realise this vision.
- We are delighted to be working with Tesco in Baguley and Altrincham on a number of community and fundraising projects. We lend some of our sports equipment to support fundraising events at their branches, and have undertaken bag packing for our own fundraising efforts. Last winter, we worked together to organise a festive meal for local elderly members of the community in partnership, photos and story here.