Creative year 7 student raises money for charity
Year 7 student May Parry loves to raise money for charity. In June, the Mayor of Walsall invited May to the parlour having heard of the various fundraising she had been involved with, including £4500 for Rainbow Child Foundation. This charity raises money to help poor children in Africa with food, water and medication amongst others. The Mayor set May a challenge to raise some money for the Mayor’s Appeal; supporting St Giles Hospice.
She organised a cake sale in the banking hall at NatWest Walsall and a teddy Tombola at Bloxwich carnival. On Saturday 4th February, she also organised a charity evening which raised £1700. Tribute acts including Olly Murs and Bruno Mars entertained the guests and local companies donated prizes for a raffle. To date, May has raised £1827 for the Mayor’s Appeal. However, she doesn’t stop there, having completed a charity fitness event, raising £120 which she spilt between St Giles and The Glebe Centre in Walsall which helps provide meals for the homeless in Walsall whom she also baked 120 mince pies for at Christmas! When asked why she does so much for charity, May says “I like raising the money, it makes me feel proud of myself and the people I’m helping will be pleased”.
As well as the many fundraising events, May spends many of her evenings per week dancing and hoping to shortlisted for the Face of the Globe 2017 award; a national event.
We are incredibly proud of May and all of her achievements. It’s great to see one of our students representing many of the values of our academy; positivity, responsibility and achievement by raising money for charity, showing leadership qualities and helping in the community. Well done May!