St Osmund’s Middle School - Record Breaking Fund Raising Day 30th Sept 2011
Many thanks to the pupils at St Osmund’s for the money raise so far… Current Total £4,952.62 We will add to this total as the sponsorship money comes in.
Thanks to the Dorchester Learning Centre and ("Bob" on the slide show) for the £132.24 donation towards education in Sudan and the people of the Nuba Mountains. I really enjoyed talking with you and meeting you all. Thank you. RB
Another wonderful donation from the Portesham Primary School Children for the £280.38 from the jumble sale – and a massive thanks for inviting Richard to your Easter Assembly. Many thanks to the girl who ran the show! RB
That Flipping Thursday Group (The Parish of West Stafford) did it for Grace – thanks for the £75 from the pancake day sales.
A big thank you to Dorchester Learning Zone for collecting £57.52
A big thank you to St Peter's Church PCC for the £250.
Thank you so so much to everyone who turned out in the rather, well, seasonal weather and helped us raise around £2,500 for the young people at Grace. Every penny will go to them and be used to make a real an immediate difference to their lives and the lives of their families and their community It was quite a night, after a slightly stressful couple of days, we needn't have worried - you lot are so amazing last year thick ice, this year snow ....what will 2011 bring we wonder? Whatever happens we hope to see you all again next time. Enjoy Richard's photos - and keep checking the site because there will be a video for you to watch soon too.
Special thanks to Sarah Buck and the staff at Kingston Maurward, sorry we kept you up a bit later than planned!
Money from this year’s Christmas Carol service £155 and an event where the children had an enrichment day that raised £104.27. thank you so much for the continued support children and staff of St Osmund’s School.
Those lovely people at St. Georges Church had the harvest festival meal, then a talk by Richard Budd – they gave a generous cash donation of £175 thanks to all that came along it was great to see such a great group of friends enjoying the evening together over food.
One World Festival - Speak Easy
One World Festival - Speak Easy donated £300 towards the Grace Appeal from this summers event. Thank you so much from Grace. More info and News Release.
An Apple for the Teacher? Grace Secondary School was donated a tent for the show (thanks to Churches Together in Dorset) We had a great show and made some money for the appeal too.
We have just finished editing the results of our first video exchange between Grace Secondary School students and the pupils of St Osmund’s Middle School. Click on the video below to view our film. Special thanks to St Osmund’s Head Teacher Ron Jenkinson.
St Osmund’s School start the "Challenge 26" for Grace. Money raised to date: £2,150.67(more info coming very soon)
On a blistering hot day, with 3,000 people gathered and great celebration, Grace Secondary School was officially opened. Many of the visitors had travelled for hours to be a part of this extremely important ceremony. - more info
Thanks to St Peter's Church West Knighton PCC for the £100.
Photo: Sue Moore – Principal, Sarah Everitt and Richard Budd
Weymouth College fund raising dinner in aid of Grace Secondary School. - Thursday 21 January 2010 - raised more than £491.75 thanks to Sarah Everitt, Donna Horlock and all the students and staff for a great night. Wow the food was great too. Thanks also to Craig's Dairy and Weyco Services.
A special thank you to Andrew and Geraldine Farrow – for asking his friends and family to support the Grace Appeal on his 60th Birthday by donating money instead of presents. £853.52 from the village of Cerne Abbas where Andrew and Geraldine head up the local stores. If you are passing by Cerne Abbas pop in and say happy birthday to Andrew for us. Cerne Abbas Stores, 9 Long Street, Cerne Abbas, Dorchester, Dorset, DT2 7JF or go online to www.cerneabbasvillagestores.co.uk
Matt Allwright is a supporter of the Grace Secondary School Appeal. When asked to be the celebrity host at the BALI National Landscape Awards 2009 he put the Grace appeal forward as one of the charities to benefit from this event. £1,908.80 arrived by post. Thank you so much. Matt is also a patron of SANDS – the Stillborn and Neonatal Death Charity. www.uk-sands.org
Latest photographs from Grace Secondary School in the Nuba Mountains, Sudan. (December 2009)(more photos)
What a wonderful night, once again! Our second annual Grace Charity Christmas Ball was a great success. The weather outside was indeed frightening, but inside the fire burned, the bubbly flowed and the food and entertainment were superb. Thank you so very much to Kingston Maurward College, Jemma Jeans and all the staff, who once again gave us amazing support. Thank you also to James Young of Adaugis and all our business sponsors and to everyone who braved the weather to be there and create such a special atmosphere once again.
We raised an outstanding £2,847.81 last night and every penny will go to the school. Have a wonderful Christmas and a happy and healthy New Year.
We were delighted to meet up with HRH the Prince of Wales at the Grace School Assembly project on Wednesday 9th December. more info
Many thanks to Lauren Pruce who organised Jingle Jam at Dolce Vita in Weymouth. With her fellow students she raised a massive £445 for Grace and by the look of it, they had a great evening as well! See the Facebook site for the photos online.
Had a great surprise this morning £500 from St Peter's Church Dorchester - part of the charitable giving for 2009. Thank you all so much...
Richard Budd was asked by Saint Georges Church, Fordington, Dorchester, Dorset to let the congregation know all about the Grace Appeal progress. A few slides later….We have just been given a box of cash for £245.75 and a couple of anonymous cheques! Total £445.75 Not sure who you are (anonymous person??) but thank you so much.
31st October 2009 - Music by well known Dorset Band Ship of Fools
With a special thanks to
CMS Ireland has come up trumps and secured £24,000 of funding for Grace, thanks to David Gough and to Marueen Donnolly and all our friend in NI. (£10,000 of this has already been transferred to the Sudan and so has been added to our running total)
Now you can read this page in
too...thanks to Google.
A special visit to the Grace School Assembly project by Rev. Bilo and head teacher Jacob from the Nuba Mountains. Whilst in the UK on other business the two pop in to teach the children some Arabic. click here to read more.
Grace Takes Shape Latest pictures from the Nuba Mountains...
We have a Facebook Cause for the Grace Project – why not join the group.
We have a crew, but want a Squad!
Thanks to Gill and Alan for
A folk concert in aid of Grace Secondary School
THIS EVENT HAS RAISED
Gill and Alan
Sponsored Walk - May 2009 Stephanie Parrett, friends and the staff of All Saints nursery (Poole, Dorset) completed a sponsored walk along the length of the Avon Valley Path.
34 miles from Christchurch to Salisbury, in 2 days - More information click here.
“Lands end to John o Groats” The staff from Barclays Bank Dorchester and Students from Weymouth College cycled the distance “Lands end to John o Groats” to raise money for Grace Secondary School...... MORE INFO
This event is kindly supported by Weymouth College
A big thanks to those nice people at IPP, for the kind donation and help with the Grace Secondary School Appeal. A special thanks to Bob for the mentoring and chats about future plans.
IPP Mission Statement:To help our customers improve their business performance, by making it simpler for them to manage the storage, adaptation, production and distribution of their marketing materials worldwide.www.ippjoules.com
The Yetties - Thanks to the Yetties for very entertaining evening. For more information about up and coming Yetties events click here...... MORE INFO
Hundreds of people in Dorchester, across Dorset and beyond have joined to us to bring a school to a place where there is nowhere for young people to complete their education, a place where only 2% of the population is educated to a primary school level. This school will truly change lives and bring greater prosperity to the whole area. The young people there want to be teachers, doctors and politicians. There are so many ways to get involved. This website has details of our fundraising events and of how to donate....... MORE INFO
Talk given by Chris Packham - NEVER MIND THE BUZZARDS Chris is a down-to-earth biologist and pooh, snot and worse are just everyday facets of animal life, so he explains why an albatross's nose runs, why marine iguanas sneeze, ........ MORE INFO
Photo Penny (The Star) Piddock (C) 2009
Thank you so much to the people who supported Grace Secondary School Appeal last night.
YES, you took us over that milestone of £40,000.00 and thank you for the standing ovation for our speaker Chris Packham (what a star!)
Special thanks to Dorchester Camera Club for supporting this event.
Foundation Work has begun...15th April 2009
We have just received the latest photos of work beginning on the construction of Grace Secondary School in the Nuba Mountains of the Sudan...MORE INFO
Thomas Hardye School Non-Uniform Day in aid of Grace Secondary School.
Friday 3rd April 2009. We have had some amazing emails about this event, well done everyone. Total raised so far £1,705.90 money still coming in....
A special thanks to Katy Henderson for the cake sales!
Many thanks to Stoke-On-Trent Lions Club For the kind donation of £250 towards the Grace Appeal.
Mike Woodland & Shawn Haselgrove Exhibition- all for a good cause
Mike Woodland & Shawn Haselgrove working hard to support Grace Secondary School.
Dorset photographers Mike Woodland & Shawn Haselgrove took time out to hold an exhibition of their beautiful landscapes in aid of Grace Secondary School. The show, at the Fox Inn in Ansty pulled in the crowds and made more than £550 for Grace. The pair have also kindly offered to give Grace half the money from the sale of their work up until the end of April. For more details go to their websites www.Shawnsphotos.co.uk and www.outwest-photography.co.uk The work comes in a wide range of formats and is very reasonably priced. A great gift idea, helping Grace Secondary School at the same time. Thanks guys.
"The Gift of Grace: a concert for Sudan"... MORE INFO
Many thanks to Sarah and the team for putting on a fantastic night. A massive thank you for all your hard work and support. Ray Pontin for all the children and the amazing skills shown by his pupils.
"The Gift of Grace: a concert for Sudan" by the Trinity Consort and St Osmund's School Choir.
Charity Music Concert.THIS EVENT HAS RAISED £480.51
Hosted & Supported by St Mary's Church Dorchester...... MORE INFO
Today I went to St John’s Church, Hartley Wintney and was given a Tube of Smarties!
Donations included £110.35 – the congregation are collecting pennies in their Tubes during Lent for Grace Secondary School Appeal. Thanks to Andrew Darinanin the Children's & Youth Minister and the team and kind people from St John’s Church. Thank you for your time and words and actions of encouragement.
P.S. I even got a star from Andrew for being a good boy!
THIS EVENT RAISED
The Pancake Party in St. George’s Hall, Fordington, Dorchester, Dorset on Shrove Tuesday, 24th February
Thanks to the Thursday Group for the £95, being 50% of the net proceeds from this event.
“I did go a little crazy with 5 pancakes (paid for i must add), but hey, no dinner for me! Many thanks all those who helped put on a great event”Richard Budd
Progress report in February 2009:
100,000 bricks made. Picture shows kiln firing some of the bricks. See our April 2009 update.
The winner of the Vivienne Westwood bag kindly donated by AREA was
Tim Challinor & Sharon Rogers
We would like to thank AREA and ALL the ticket outlets for the help in selling draw tickets well done and thank you.... MORE INFO
Leading by example – from the roof!
In order to help put a roof on Grace School Mr Jenkinson is spending 26 hours on the school roof of St Osmund’s. He is due to come down at 2pm today (Tuesday 10th Feb).
During this time he will only eat the same calorific amount that a Sudanese teenager would eat in the course of a day.
Pupils have been supporting the Head with donations and should you also wish to mark this with a private donation then please do so!
From Khartoum I caught the bus to Dilling. It took about 17 hours or so, over very bumpy ground. After that it was another 4 hours in a jeep to the house of Bishop Andudu, in Kadugli. I stayed there overnight and we spent the following day trying to fix the jeep for our journey to Kurchi. Eventually, a tractor battery was found and we managed to jump start the jeep. We began the rough journey through the floods from the rains, which came into the vehicle and made our feet wet. READ MORE...
You can even look at the images with this Postcard Viewer. Use the space bar and the arrow keys to view or the mouse is good too.
8th Dec 08 - Street Collection - £183.69 thanks to all that helped out.
Richard Budd Presentation / Talk “Words in Action”.
7:30pm Wednesday3rd December 2008 St Martin’s Community Hall Broadmayne, Dorset.
"Thank you all for coming along to the talk on a cold and dark winter’s night. Although the idea of this evening was for US to say thank you to YOU for your already generous support of the project. Grace came away with a massive £311.50
The Event raised £503.06 thank you Louisa and the Team.
The good people of Downpatrick in Northern Ireland have been giving a huge amount of support to Grace Secondary School. Led by Maureen Donnelly (who spent time working in the Sudan in her younger days) they held a sale which raised an amazing £731. She is pictured here with the Dean of Down and EK McGrady MP for Co. Down. Other donations from Northern Ireland total more than £500. Thank you and keep up the good work!!
Fashion Show SOLD out and raised £1,237.70 - more info