Fundraising for School Charity on track to reach yearly target
28 January 2021
Despite the obvious complications, fundraising for the Senior School Charity, The Treehouse, Holt is going very well. To date, £3,450 has been raised of the £6000 target which is a fabulous effort. Various events have taken place since the start of the Michaelmas term, including our annual Christmas jumper day, the Christmas Tree festival, House Music and the Gresham’s Girls and Guys singles, which alone raised £882. You may also be aware that Mr Cox, Mrs Flower and Mr Burnett have committed to running a minimum of 5k each day throughout the month of January in a bid to raise £500 for The Treehouse.
Father Jack Branford recaps the success of the Christmas Tree festival from last term:
“Back in December the Chapel was filled with over forty Christmas Trees, all beautifully decorated by members of our school community, for the first ever Gresham’s Christmas Tree Festival. Every year group or House bubble from all three Gresham’s Schools decorated a tree, with the OG Club and support staff also joining in the fun. The trees looked stunning and created a beautiful backdrop for our Carol services and other Christmas events. Symbolically, the event also brought the whole Gresham’s family together under one roof at Christmas at a time when we haven’t been able to meet together as we would all like.
The festival also raised over £1000 for two local charities – The Treehouse in Holt and the Buckingham Emergency Food Appeal (BEFA). At the end of the festival the trees were sold off in aid of these charities with the few remaining trees distributed to other good causes in Holt and Kelling.”