School Charity Committee
So far this school year, the charity committee have organised and been involved with 10 fundraising events, raising a tremendous £26,733 as of April- with several events still to come. We started the year on a high, raising £1,709.50 for Children in Need with Upper Sixth enjoying a day in fancy dress and the whole school taking part in a penalty shootout competition, with teacher’s in the net, at lunchtime as well as senior pupils getting drenched in the sponge throwing event.
Shortly after, the entire school was involved in a non-uniform day to raise just short of a £1000 for Help for Hollie. For everyone on the Charity Committee, and most of the school, the highlight of the year was the joint BGS and Glenlola NI Children’s Hospice Fundraiser- a variety show held at the Bangor Elim Complex, showcasing the talents of both pupils and teachers from each of the schools, held in memory of BGS’s Joshua Martin and Glenlola’s Megan Ogle. The BGS teacher band, Frank’s Weather Watchers, stole the show along with our very own Joel Mawhinney, and the night raised a phenomenal grand total of £13,622 from ticket sales, donations and the auction held on the night.
To close out the spring term the entire school took part in our annual sponsored walk with money raised in each year group going to their chosen charity, with a total of £7,610 being raised. This year to date we have supported over 20 Charities and have also run a Toy Drop at Christmas for St Vincent de Paul and a Bag Drop for Action Cancer in April.
Community is at the heart of our school mission statement, and we are proud of our generous giving to others less fortunate than ourselves.