SHEFFIELD GIRLS’ GO ABOVE AND BEAR-YOND FOR CHILDREN’S CHARITY.
Since hearing about the city’s latest sculpture trail for The Children’s Hospital Charity – Sheffield Girls Infant, Junior and Senior School decided to take their fundraising to the next level.
Not only will the Infant School be having a Little Bear, but the Junior and Senior School will be sponsoring a Big Bear sculpture as well to make their mark on the city-wide sculpture trail.
Sheffield Girls’ wanted to show the city that a unique feature of their school is the Pre-School to Sixth Form education, with the girls learning journey starting at the age of three and ending after A-level at age 18.
The school didn’t want any of the community to miss out on being involved in one of the biggest fundraising events of the year.
The sculpture trail will run for 10 weeks from July to September this summer and will be raising money to transform The Cancer and Leukaemia Ward at Sheffield Children’s Hospital.
The ward treats children with cancer and blood disorders from babies through to 19-year olds from South Yorkshire, Lincolnshire, Derbyshire and as far south as Northampton.
Whilst the care patients receive on the ward is world-class, the facilities need our help, which is why funds raised will help improve the space for both patients and families.
The Infant School is committed to raising a minimum total of £750 for their Little Bear by the 25th May. They have begun their fundraising with a ‘Bring your bear to school day’ where they spent the day sewing felt bears, making bear headbands, bear bookmarks and even some bear wrapping paper to sell at their next event ‘bear bake and crafts sale’.
Finally, the younger girls are planning a ‘sponsored bear hunt’ from Endcliffe Park to Forge Dam where they will look for famous bears hiding in the woods. With their first event raising £100 the school is confident they will be able to raise the rest and even more.