AGGS Charity Week
On the week beginning 18th – 22nd October, AGGS Islamic Society, with the help of Mrs Charlton organised a Charity Week (the theme being healthcare) with the proceeds going to Islamic Relief to help orphans worldwide. Although behind the scenes it was busy and stressful at times, Charity Week has gone by in a successful blur as we break up for half-term, so let’s break it down!
On Monday, we held a cosy Henna event for Sixth Formers with another Henna event on Wednesday for Lower School. There was a real sense of community as with the help of many talented volunteers from a range of years, the whole school including teachers, got their henna done and took part in this ancient art of selfcare.
On Tuesday, there was an International Food Sale. With people bringing in and sharing food from their cultures, there was an array of delicious food to choose from ranging from baklava to Palestinian wraps and spring rolls!
Thursday was the much awaited Own-Clothes Day. Students brought in £1 to wear their own clothes and incorporated an item of blue or white in their outfit to represent the NHS.
Finally, to finish it off with a bang, AGGS ISOC hosted a Bake Sale at rec and lunch. Students brought in donations either shop bought or home-made and although there was an enormous selection of sweets to choose from (and some very talented bakers), by the end of lunch it had all sold out! To mark the end of Charity Week, we took a photo wearing our Charity Week shirts (supplied by Islamic Relief), with all the volunteers and ISOC members who’ve really made this week unforgettable.
Although after weeks of planning Charity Week has come to an end, we hope you will remember it as a thoroughly enjoyable week which raised more than £2500! Thank you to all the talented henna artists, bakers and volunteers and teachers who we couldn’t have done this without. A special thank you to Ayesha Nasir and Fatima Naveed (Heads of ISOC), Islamic Relief and to Mrs Charlton for making this possible. We couldn’t have done it without you!
We hope everyone has wonderful half-term and see you all very soon!
Written by Aisha A, 13-1