Children here at Riverview are encouraged to be aware of what's happening in the world around them and to empathise with those less fortunate than themselves.
Since September 2015 we've supported several charities:
We raised £491 for Children with Cancer by baking and selling cakes. This came about because of some children in Year 6 who felt strongly that we should raise money for this under-funded charity. This was particularly close to our hearts as the family of one of these children had themselves been touched by childhood cancer. Well done to those children and thank you all for showing your support.
As part of our Harvest Festival celebrations, many families sent in tins, packets and fresh produce. By opening your food cupboards you donated a staggering 240 kgs of food which was shared amongst the local Food Bank as well as Ellenor Lions Hospice and the Salvation Army. This was well received by those people and families who are finding the current financial climate a struggle. Thank you.
We also took part in the BBC Children in Need Day and we all dressed up for a good cause, raising nearly £450. Although this is a national charity, it funds many local initiatives to support children who are going through challenging times.
Just before Christmas, parents in Year 3 who came to watch the brilliant production put their hands in their pockets again and helped raise £104 for Crisis at Christmas. This charity provides company, a Christmas lunch and support to those who find themselves without those things we all take for granted at this time of year. Thank you for helping us support them.
In March we had a Cake Sale in aid of Sports Relief (organised by Year 6) and raised an amazing £374.