During this term Charleston Academy traditionally supports two important charities: Jeans for Genes and MacMillan Cancer Support. Both of these charities are supported by the school due to close personal associations that some of our staff have with them.
On Friday 18th September we held our first dress down day of the session in aid of Jeans for Genes. £493 was raised for the charity.
Yesterday, Friday 2 October we belatedly took part in the “World’s Biggest Coffee Morning” for MacMillan Cancer Support. (A week late as last Friday was an In-service Day.) We were delighted that Mr Mike Mathieson, Executive Chef with the Albert Roux Consultancy came into school to assist students in Home Economics to make scones, traybakes and other cakes to sell in the foyer at interval and lunchtime.
Staff also played their part with a “coffee morning” in the staff room at interval with a huge assortment of home-baking available for a donation. There was also a raffle including a £25 Pizza Express Voucher. Thanks to everyone who has donated prizes.
On Friday we also welcomed Mr Andrew Benjamin from Maggies Centre in Inverness. Andrew will received a cheque for £600. This is the proceeds from our successful Albert Roux Charity Dinner held a few weeks ago. The money will be used at the Maggie’s Centre at Raigmore.
Thank you to everyone in the community who continues to support this aspect of the work of the school, its staff and pupils.