School Charity Committee
The School Charity Committee coordinates fundraising in support of a wide range of causes. During the course of the academic year, thousands of pounds are regularly raised by way of special events, such as a Talent Show and a Sleep Out as well as non-uniform days and concerts given by the Concert Band. In 2016/7 we raised an incredible £31,599 with over £11,000 being raised for The Northern Ireland Children’s Hospice in memory of two of our pupils. There was also a Toy Drop at Christmas for St Vincent de Paul and a Bag Drop in May with all the donations going to Action Cancer. Working alongside Abaana, a local Charity, Bangor Grammar raised over £75,000 to help build a new school in Gulu, Uganda, in grateful recognition of the public money used to build our new school on Gransha Road. During the summer of 2015 two teams, made up of students and staff, flew out to Uganda to help take part in the building process and meet the local community as well as work in Kampala, with Abaana, on their Street kids programme and in their New Life Home. Coo Rom Bangor Grammar Nursery and Primary School is now up and running and we are still involved in supporting it on an ongoing basis, supplying desks, chairs, books and last year’s Christmas Non Uniform Day raised money to buy the school playground equipment. Two new teams are about to start their training for their trip out to Uganda in July 2018.