‘Sweet Treat for Charities’

Tea, Coffee and Cake was order of the day at The English Martyrs School and Sixth Form College as they invited Parents and Carers of their new intake of Year 7 students to a Coffee Morning to raise money for five special charities.

The Coffee Morning, which was held in the main school hall on Thursday 28th September, was ran by student representatives from each house under the watchful eye of the house leaders.

Staff and students at EMS are assigned to Houses where students compete in various competitions and activities throughout the year for House Points, with that, each house has a nominated charity which they raise money for.

Funds raised at the combined event, which currently stands at over £560, will be shared amongst the charities and go towards their totals which are donated at the end of the school year.

The five benefiting charities are Guide Dogs for the Blind, Teenage Cancer Trust, CLIC Sargent, RNLI and The Great North Air Ambulance.

Representatives from the charities attended the event, including a popular visit from Bailey, a Guide Dog in Training who was a big hit with everyone.

Adam Corcoran, Leader for St. Thomas More House said: “On behalf of all the House Leaders I would like to thank the students, staff, parents and carers who supported the coffee morning.”

“It was a wonderful opportunity to welcome families of Year 7 students to the community of English Martyrs, attendance was superb, and the atmosphere in a packed St. Anne’s hall was wonderful.”

There’s a selection of photographs from the event in the Gallery