Charity of the Year
At the start of each academic year, students and staff are given the opportunity to nominate a charity to become Plympton Academy's Charity of the Year. The nominations are collated and then put to an academy wide vote. The winning charity is then supported throughout the year by a number of fundraising events.
Our charity of the year for 2020/21 is St Luke's Hospice, following on from Crohns and Colitis UK (2019/20) and Young Minds (2018/19). St Lukes Hospice was nominated by a number of students and staff in recognition of the support they have offered to family members and friends in terms of palliative care and emotional support for families. More information can be found about St Lukes here: https://www.stlukes-hospice.org.uk/
Our first fundraiser took place in October and raised £1128.57 and Wayne Marshall, Community Fundraiser for St Lukes said that this amount will cover the end of life care of one patient at home plus the additional support needed for their family and at very difficult time. He continued by saying that 'your students should know that they are doing something very real and very powerful with their fundraising.'
Students and staff are busy arranging a variety of fundraising events throughout the year including 'I'm a teacher get me out of here' and running the Plymouth Half Marathon.
If you have any questions about our fundraising or would like to donate money, please contact Mr Ian Hartley via reception.