Back in February, St Margaret’s House Officers visited NICE (Centre for Movement Disorders), to learn all about the charity which the girls had chosen to support for their Charity Day. NICE is a local charity, based at Cannon Hill Park and has enjoyed links with the Blue Coat School for over twenty years. The aim of the charity is to push the boundaries of human potential for children and adults with neurological movement disorders by teaching them, through Conductive Education, a range of skills that promote an active lifestyle and new opportunities in society.
During the Lent Term and up until going into Lockdown the girls of St Margaret’s worked incredibly hard, raising as much money as possible from the £5 Challenge. They came up with a wide range of activities including: sponsored cycle rides and swims, cake sales, ironing, dog walking, gardening, book sales, bring and buy sales and card making to name just a few!
Sadly, we weren’t able to hold our Charity Day and Assembly in school, something which all the girls had worked hard in preparing for. However, we were delighted, this week to be able to go to meet Annie, the Fundraising Executive at NICE and present her with a cheque for £3,118.19. We were delighted that Aashni and Emily (whose older sisters were House Captain and Deputy House Captain last year) were able to present the cheque and ask Annie questions about the work of the charity and find out how the money would be spent. Annie told them that as some of their work was now online, the money donated would be used to buy wide angled cameras and items related to improving virtual learning for the users of the charity. We thank all the girls for their hard work and to their parents for supporting them in their efforts to help others. Well done girls, you have made a great contribution to this most worthy charity.