Progress schools have been raising money for various charities across several of their sites. They are committed to giving back and making a real difference in their local communities. At Progress Schools one of their main purposes is to enable their students to become positive, responsible, respectful and supportive members of their local communities.
They recently turned their efforts to raising funds for Macmillan and Young Minds UK.
Students across their sites have been busy cooking up some tasty treats for their Macmillan Coffee Mornings. Students whipped up a storm and baked everything from Biscoff cheesecakes to chocolate fudge cake – yum!
Students and staff managed to raise a showstopping £263.76 for Macmillan. This is not the first time Progress Schools have supported the cancer charity, they previously got involved in the Macmillan Coffee Mornings.
Their good work does not stop there. Students at Progress Schools Wirral recently took part in Young Minds UK #HelloYellow campaign and raised £28 for the mental health charity. An additional £250 donation was made to Young Minds UK from Progress Schools through a referral scheme with Baltic Apprenticeships. When it came to nominating an organisation to receive the donation, Young Minds was top of the list.
When asked why he chose Young Minds UK, CEO, James Madine said;
‘’Young Minds is such an important organisation, their work is vital to ensuring young people can access the necessary support services when struggling with their mental health. If our donation assists in the charity helping just one child, then I would say that is a job well done.’’
Progress Schools are always looking for ways they can support charities and give back to their local communities.