General Lifeline Information
In Lifeline we have approximately 200 students volunteering to raise money for charity and to take part in various community events.Within Lifeline, pupils are split into their year groups for individual year group projects but we also organise large events that involve all our year groups at once. This helps encourage our students to work together.
Lifeline meets in the Assembly Hall on a Tuesday at break-time. During these meetings we discuss events, organise volunteers, explain what jobs need done, and after the events have taken place, we decide what charities will be supported. The students make all final decisions about allocation of monies raised.
School year 2018/19
Lifeline started the year by holding a sixth form coffee morning. The year 11 and 12 groups then organised a bun sale. Any money received from these two events was then used to help fund our community events or donated to charity.
The community work of the year started off with our annual Senior Citizens’ Concert in October, and a great night was had by all those who attended. During this term, students also visited Sandringham and Mahon Hall Care Homes where students performed and chatted to the residents.
Lifeline have sponsored the education of 3 children through the charity Plan International for a number of years. We use money from the non-uniform day to support these children and some students spent quite a few lunch times making handmade cards to post. It became a rather sociable time so took quite a while to do!
Lifeline have also organised a number of events during the year to raise money for charity. The first big event of the year was a sell-out Rock Concert along with our non-uniform day. Between the two events Lifeline raised £2200 for charity.
To finish off the first term with some fun, Year 13 organised a very successful and entertaining Table Quiz which raised almost £600. Year 13 have also sold sweets at various times during the year to help fund the Santa Trail next year.
Year 14 concluded the year with their big event – Everyone Loves Raymond. It included Family Fortunes, Take me Out and Mock the Week and they raised an amazing £870 for charity.
A number of our students were given the opportunity to train as ambassadors for Concern and then they presented their finished ppt in assembly. This was to make other students aware of the work that Concern did across the world and so encourage them to take part in the Fast for Concern.
The total money raised this year is over £4500 – and this week we are going to present cheques to the various charities chosen by our Lifeline students.
A few of the charities have been unable to make it to assembly this week – the Southern Area Hospice and Air Ambulance are both receiving money raised from the Rock Concert and Reach are receiving money from the year 14 event Everyone Loves Raymond.
The following outlines charitable donations made by Lifeline:
- Jodie Morrison – cheque to Sam, Nicole, Francesca and Olivia – Yellow Ribbon – £150
- Lily McClatchey – cheque to Sam, Nicole, Francesca and Olivia – Yellow Ribbon – £170
- Emma Lewis – cheque to Sandra Spence – Marie Curie Hospice (in memory of Miriam Nelson’s husband Sam) – £500
- Joanna Kerr – cheque to Darren McKinley – Teenage Cancer Fund – £150
- Sophie McMahon – cheque to Amanda Scott – Simon Community – £170
- Helping Hands – Amy Parnham £200
- Alex Chan-Taylor – cheque to Dave Linton and Gareth Rees – Mad Lug – £200
- Victoria Calvert – cheque to Lynsey – Night Light (Pres Church) – £150
- Jonathan Reid – cheque to Aine and Jay – Downs and Proud – £170
- Lucy Vallelly – cheque to Enya – Concern
- CAP – Peter Douglas – £200
Cheques were also posted or collected:
Reuben Taylor – cheque to Amy McKeown – Southern Area Hospice – £175
James Shaw – cheque to Colleen – Air Ambulance – £150
Daniel Moorcroft – cheque to Kate Dawson – Reach – £800