Bangor Grammar Five get set to “do time”…

Hoping to bring a whole new meaning to the phrase "crime pays", some of Bangor Grammar School’s most formidable personalities, including its Principal, Elizabeth Huddleson, are to become convicts for the day in aid of local charity Abaana.

The five-strong chain-gang will rock the famous Crumlin Road Jailhouse on Wednesday 12th November seeking a bail-out from staff, students, family and friends – and remaining incarcerated until at least £1,000 is raised for the charity! Joining Mrs Huddleson will be retired Headmaster Stephen Connolly, the Head Boy Robert Gamble, pupil Jake Murray and Head of Year 11 Mark Dickson.

The fundraiser marks a final push in the School’s ambitious project to build a Primary School in Gulu, Uganda. So far over £60,000 has been raised and planning is well underway for a 44 strong team of staff and pupil volunteers to travel to Uganda next summer to commence the building work and to work with street children in Kampala.

As a token of thanks to those who ‘donate’, Bangor Grammar will be placing an advert in the Spectator Newspaper (in Bangor) listing all of those businesses and individuals who contributed, so view it as a bit of free advertising. This will also be replicated on the School's website.

There are a number of ways to support our fundraising efforts. These are:

1. Online - We have set up a group fundraising page: - This link can be shared through email or social media, or on printed materials.

2. By Text - Friends, family and supporters can donate by text message straight to the fundraising page by texting BGSU99 and an amount of £1, £2, £3, £4, £5 or £10 to 70070.

3. Collected donations (for pupils) - We have distributed a sponsor form to each pupil for anyone who prefers to gives cash – if they fill in their details and they are tax payers, we can claim gift aid on their donation at no extra cost. (This is worth 25p for every £1 donated).