We were delighted to welcome Greig Trout, Director of Kindness for the charity 52 Lives, to assembly today. Over the past academic year, the PTA and children have been fundraising for the charity in lots of creative ways, such as holding a 52 piece Lego Challenge, coming to school with crazy hair, dressing in purple, holding cake sales, walking 52 miles in week 52 of the year, saving pocket money during Lent and creating Christmas cards for those who may not receive any. The incredible final amount raised was £8000 through PTA events, and £1500 from the children's fundraising in school as well as Mr Harvey's Bath Half marathon earlier on in the year.
Jaime, the founder of the charity and Greig have visited the school on several occasions throughout the year to hold Kindness workshops, and to talk to the children about the people that they have helped through their fundraising and they also visited the May Fayre to talk to parents and visitors about 52 Lives. Today Jaime said 'I’m absolutely blown away - this is going to make such a big difference to us. Thank you so much. We have been so impressed by the children at The Paragon, they are such a kind and lovely bunch!'.
We will stay in touch and hope to see Jaime and Greig again in the future. Thank you to everyone who gave so generously.