Christmas Jumper Day 2016 - Our collection of tins
Tins collected during Christmas Jumper Day were distributed to the needy and to food banks around the local area.
We support many charities throughout the year to show we care. This helps us teach the children to have a kind heart to those in need. Here you will find news about our fund-raising.
Christmas Jumper Day
Children from Lydiate Primary School celebrated Christmas by wishing the everyone, “Peace on Earth and goodwill to all men!” by holding a Wear A Christmas Jumper Day. They brought in cans and other non-perishable foods to donate to the Food Banks in Sefton, so that those less fortunate than them could still enjoy a happy Christmas.
Erin Hannah, a Year 5 pupil, looked at all the food donated and was almost lost for words. “Wow!” she exclaimed, “I have never seen so much food in all my life!” Miss Dower, the Nursery teacher, added, “We hope that this food will give others a very special Christmas!”
This year we are making World Vision our adopted charity. We have supported this charity for many years and sponsored children in tough situations to get a good education. Currently we support two children called Anwar and Thang Sian. Anwar lives in Ethiopia and is currently the age of our Lower School children. By supporting her, we have helped build a school for her to attend for the first time in a town called Adjibar. Our money also helped create a safe water system for her to drink. Thang Sian lives in Tiddim in Myanmar (formerly Burma) and he is the same age as our Upper School children. Last year our money helped provide food for him, because the harvest failed for the second year running. We also restocked his school with new resources.
As part of our caring for the community ethos, we joined with millions of other people in Britain to celebrate the Biggest Coffee Morning Ever in support of MacMillan Cancer Support. We raised over £500 with the help of our fabulous PTFA.
Operation Christmas Child
Again this year we are supporting the fabulous work that Operation Christmas Child does—it is the biggest charity in the world solely dedicated to making children’s lives that bit special at Christmas. It takes thousands of boxes, crammed full with toys and colourings and books and toothbrushes and hair clips and gloves and hats and much, much more. For children who do not get Christmas presents the shoe boxes that are sent abroad make a real difference.