GAC host Macmillan Coffee Morning
Many people have to battle cancer, either experiencing it themselves or through a loved one who has to face difficult reality.
This is why we have Macmillan nurses. These heroic people take into account the patient’s needs and feelings each day as they do their job. If you think about it, they are like friends in a uniform – constantly! They don’t just look after the patient, but others around them too: the family and the friends. They truly do an outstanding job.
So, on 30th September 2016, GAC held a coffee morning to help raise money for this spectacular charity. It was organised by the army cadets based at the school, the Grace platoon, and other students too.
In preparation for this event, the army cadets baked all sorts of cakes and biscuits in school. Some were pink, some were green and some were blue – an array of colours! Even some of the cadets made their own cakes at home, showing great consideration and dedication to this serious matter.
Corporal Denny, part of the cadet force, understood that this matter was not taken lightly: ‘I understand that it is tragic for people to lose relatives to cancer, so I figured: why not do something about it?’ What a fantastic contribution he has made!
The tasty treats were sold at every opportunity, but that was not all that was done. There were games like ‘Spot the Cake’, where candidates would have to guess how many spots there were on the cake to win the prizes, which included more cake or a cute little stuffed today, which really persuaded students to take part and donate.
In total we raised a whopping £81.51! Lt. Riley, the leader of the cadets at Grace, said ‘I am very proud of the cadets for their hard work, and my year 10 students for their efforts too!’ All the money raised is going to be sent to the Macmillan charity to help the nurses with their work.
Do not turn a blind eye to cancer – remember people with cancer did not foresee themselves in the place they are now. Nobody can. So even a small donation could help somebody in need of support through their trying experience. Your donation could go towards buying a new wig, to helping out with medicine – it will make a difference!
By Leanne Harper, Year 8