Fundraising is an integral part of the Hungerhill school ethos and our students relish the opportunity to raise money for a range of charities.
The aim this academic year is for each year group to continue to raise money for their year group charities and reach the £1000 target for each. All form groups will host one fundraising event per term. There will be a variety of events from drinks sales to penalty shootouts. Our charity and enrichment group of year 11 student leaders will support form groups in hosting the events throughout the year.
The money raised will be going to the following charities:
Year 7 - Eve Merton Dreams Trust
Year 8 - Doncaster Mencap
Year 9 - Firefly
Year 10 - Mind Doncaster
Year 11 - South Yorkshire Eating Disorder Association
During the autumn term, we will be running our annual Year 7 Christmas Hamper competition. Each form group will design and create their own Christmas themed hamper and the food contents will be donated to the Trussell trust. Years 8-10 will take part in the Christmas Shoebox appeal. Students will work in their form groups to put together shoeboxes containing sweets, warm clothing items, stationery and toiletries to give to young children less fortunate than themselves. All shoeboxes will be donated to the Samaritan’s Purse charity.
In December our Year 11 Student Leaders will host a Christmas Fayre for all year groups to attend over lunchtime. Students will have the opportunity to buy baked festive goodies and take part in competitions such as guess the teachers baby photos and a Christmas films quiz.
During the academic year 2022-23 we raised a total of £4063.51 for various charities.
Each form group hosted one fundraising event per term from penalty shootouts to bake sales to raise money for their chosen year group charities. Our Year 11 student leaders supported form groups in hosting the events throughout the year.
The money raised and donated last year by specific year groups was:
Year 7 - Eve Merton Dreams Trust - £500.86
Year 8 - Doncaster Mencap- £476.77
Year 9 - Firefly- £143.36
Year 10 - Mind Doncaster- £609.43
Year 11 - South Yorkshire Eating Disorder Association- £160.33
Christmas Shoebox Appeal
In early November 2023 we ran our annual Christmas shoebox appeal. Students worked in their form groups to put together shoeboxes containing sweets, warm clothing items, stationery and toiletries to give to young children less fortunate than themselves. This year we donated a school record 137 shoeboxes to the Samaritans Purse charity.
During the summer term a group of our year 10 students organised a coloured theme non uniform day and various bake sales to raise money for PACT. A total of £1006 was raised.
On Friday 14th July we hosted a 10-hour fitness marathon day from 6am-4pm. The aim was for staff to continuously run on a treadmill, exercise bike and rowing machine for 10 hours. Students and staff also completed a fun run during one period on the day. Students and staffed obtained sponsorship for taking part in the event. The day was a huge success resulting in the school donating £583.38 to The Teenage Cancer Trust and £583.38 to Cancer Research UK.
Yorkshire Air Ambulance- Target reached!!!
All three Year 11 student leadership groups came together on Friday 10th December to run a Christmas Fayre. The Fayre was run for all year groups to attend over a 2-hour lunch period to raise money for the Yorkshire Air Ambulance Service, along with students paying £1 for wearing Christmas jumpers on the day. The students did an amazing job raising £730. This was added to our overall fundraising total for the YAA, allowing us to reach our target of £6000! On Wednesday 15th December Mrs Pond and our student leaders handed over a cheque for £6024 to a representative of the YAA.
The Year 7 inter-form competition in half-term 2 was our annual Christmas Hamper competition. Each from group designed and created their own Christmas themed hamper and the food contents were donated to the Trussell trust.
Christmas Shoebox Appeal
The Year 8-10 interform competition in half-term 2 was the Christmas shoebox appeal. Students worked in their form groups to put together shoeboxes containing sweets, warm clothing items, stationary and toiletries to give to young children less fortunate than themselves. This year we donated a staggering 124 shoeboxes to the Samaritans Purse charity.
On Wednesday 9th February Mrs Laidlaw and a group of our Year 11 student leaders presented Doncaster Mind with a cheque for £284. The money was raised by the student leaders holding bake sales and wet sponge throwing at teachers.
The Teenage Cancer Trust
All form groups in Year 7-10 have had the opportunity over half-term 4 to take part in an inter-form fundraising challenge to raise money for the Teenage Cancer Trust. Each form group hosted their own event from bake sales to penalty shootout competitions. 7H hosted a number of events and raised a staggering £566.
Eves Merton Dream Trust
Our Year 11 charity and enrichment group have been helping raise money for the Eves Merton’s Trust. The group assisted Mr Parry with selling tickets for the annual charity football match the charity hosts. On Friday 29th April they held a lunchtime ice cream sale which raised over £600.