At Woodlands we don’t only want our children thinking how they can raise money to help improve our school - we encourage our pupils to care about thewider community. So if a child has a charity they care about we are always willing to help them. For instance, one of our pupil’s fathers was serving overseas in the Forces so she was able to hold a cake sale to raise money for‘Help for Heroes’ – after appearing in the local press, her fund-raising really took off and she ended up collecting more than £750 (one ex-serviceman was so impressed with her efforts he handed in a cheque to school for £50!). Two of our pupils organised a coffee morning, for both parents & pupils, where they raised £400 for the Haiti earthquake appeal. A pupil (who was actually an Everton fan!) donated a Liverpool shirt, signed by Jamie Carragher, to be raffled with the proceeds, an impressive £118.09, being sent to 'Help for Heroes'. A cake sale raised £130.88 for Imagine, a charity that provides food, shelter & a family for orphaned children in Mozambique; the children who organised this event have actually visited to Mozambique to help with the good work this charity undertakes. More recently a Yr5 child held a 'Guess the Name of the Bear' competition & raised the wonderful amount of £54.50 for Queenscourt Hospice in Southport.