Who are they?
The Charity chosen by the students and staff at George Stephenson for 2011 is the Sir Bobby Robson Foundation.
Sir Bobby Robson fought cancer an incredible five times. Sadly, 17 years after his first diagnosis, he lost that long and courageous battle on 31 July 2009. The Sir Bobby Robson Foundation focuses on the earlydetection and treatment of cancer and the clinical trials of new drugs that will eventually beat it.
How does it work?
We value the close links we have with our local community and since 2007 we have adopted a whole school charity to fundraise for in the course of the academic year. Each year we set ourselves a challenging £10,000 target and since 2007 we have raised over £30,000.
This year we have decided to support the Sir Bobby Robson Foundation and we are aiming to beat the £11,477 we raised for The Bubble Foundation in 2010.
To see what we have achieved in previous years, take a look at our other appeals in the menu to your left.
How will we do it?
We have a non-uniform charity day at the end of each half term where students make a £1 contribution to come in their own clothes and on these days we have a range of activities designed to increase the total contributed to the school appeal.
In the Autumn term we have a whole school george Stephesnson Gameshow Night where students and parents can play gameshows such as Deal or No Deal, Family Fortunes and others for real on stage with the chance to win excellent prizes including a PlayStation 3 and £150 cash.
Students are regularly encouraged to come up with their own ideas and any way to raise funds will be considered if it helps to increae the total. Past activities have included bake sales, car washes, garden equipment sales, raffles, football competitions and many, many more.
How can I help?
This campaign is now finished, please see this Year's Charity page...
What we've raised so far...
Thank you again.