School Fete raises money for charity

On Sunday 14th May the pupils and parents at Sandroyd put on another fantastic summer fete raising well over £1500 for Macmillan Cancer Care, this years’ School charity. The event was attended by pupils, parents, grandparents and staff, as well as friends and local families joining in with the fun.

“It’s a fantastic fundraiser – particularly because much of the hard work on the day is undertaken by our pupils,” says Sandroyd’s Headmaster, Alastair Speers.  “The fete is a great celebration which provides a wonderful opportunity for the whole school community to come together with the local community to raise funds for such a worthwhile cause.”

A hard working group of Sandroyd parents, The Friends of Sandroyd, organised and planned a wide range of activities and stalls for visitors to enjoy. Along with a hugely popular home-made produce stand, there was also a jam jar tombola, inflatable games, along with the rather messy paint throwing activity, as well as a second-hand toy and book stall. James Doble, Sandroyd’s Head of Maintenance, along with his team, hand-built many of the stalls for this year’s event, including the ever popular games of “splat the rat” and “pin the tail on the donkey”.

The dog show was certainly one of the highlights of the day. Whilst there was some fierce competition in an agility course that could have rivalled Crufts, it was the judging of the “dog that most resembles its owner” that was perhaps the most entertaining event!