Advent Charity Campaigns
St Aidan’s are delighted to be involved in two advent charity campaigns this year. Mindful of the commandment to love God and to love our neighbour as ourselves, we would like to ask every form in Years 7-11 to contribute to the work of two charities working with some of the most vulnerable in our society. This is effectively St Aidan’s Christmas appeal.
Firstly, Year 7 will, as usual, receive money boxes ahead of the Christingle service in which to gather donations for the work of the Children’s Society. This organisation works to support frightened and vulnerable children across the UK.
Years 8 to 11, meanwhile, are asked to support the charity Changing Lives which works across the north of England with vulnerable people and their families, typically those facing the challenges of homelessness, drug addiction, mental health problems and moving on from offending. You can find out more by following the link at the bottom of this post.
For Years 8 to 11 we are going to build a giant advent calendar of boxes in the chapel – each box representing one of the 16 days of December when we will be in school. Every form will be allocated a dated box and asked to club together to bring in at least one item from the list below on their respective day, depositing it (unwrapped) in their box in the main entrance display. Two forms will take responsibility for each box so, by the end of term, we hope to have gathered a collection of at least 32 useful food/clothing/gift items to be delivered to the charity’s offices in York over Christmas weekend.
We hope you see this as a way for the St Aidan’s community to come together to bless those in need this Christmas.
Choose items from the following list:
|Friday 1st December – 8W, 8Y
Monday 4th December – 9W, 9Y
Tuesday 5th December – 10W, 10Y
Wednesday 6th December – 11W,11Y
Thursday 7th December – 8E, 8G
Friday 8th December – 9E, 9G
Monday 11th December – 10E, 10G
Tuesday 12th December – 11E, 11G
Wednesday 13th December – 8P, 8S
Thursday 14th December – 9P, 9S
Friday 15th December – 10P, 10S
Monday 18th December – 11P, 11S
Tuesday 19th December – 8C, 8D
Wednesday 20th December – 9C, 9D
Thursday 21st December – 10C, 10D
Friday 22nd December – 11C, 11D
· A book
· colouring book
Toiletries such as:
· body wash
New or quality second hand clothing such as:
We would like to thank you in advance for your kind donations.