Season of Goodwill


Thank you so much to everyone who has donated so generously to support our local community. Please keep sending in donations as we are collecting all week.

Dear Parents and Guardians,

As we are approaching our season of goodwill I wanted to bring to your attention the plans we have to support our local community this year.

As most of you will know, we usually run an annual Christmas Fayre, an amazing event where our whole school community comes together to raise a huge amount of money for our local community and local charities close to our hearts. 

Last year we were unable to have a Christmas Fayre due to the Covid-19 pandemic.  Once again, to much disappointment, we have been advised not to hold any large events by Public Health England.

Despite not being able to hold this event, we are committed to helping as many people as possible this year and are adapting our fundraising events.

Dates for your diaries:

10th December is Christmas Jumper Day and we encourage all staff, students and visitors in school on this day to wear Christmas jumpers, the suggested donation for this day is £1 and all proceeds will go to ‘Save the Children’.

21st December is our last day of term and will be a non-uniform day with a suggested donation of £1.  All proceeds from this day will be split between the local charities that would have benefitted from our Christmas Fayre.

As well as these events we will be holding many smaller events within school, hot chocolate and sweet cones will be available to purchase, we will have Form quizzes with many prizes, cake sales and many other festive activities.

We are planning on going big with our raffle this year and have already made a successful start in collecting some great prizes, if any of our parents would like to donate to our raffle this would be very much appreciated, donations can be sent into Reception for the attention of myself. 

Tickets for our raffle will be available through our students who will bring forms home to complete, from the School Reception, and from REDS café in the village.

The raffle will be drawn throughout the last week of school in our countdown to Christmas by Santa himself!

We are hoping to make up food hampers for families within our community that will struggle this Christmas, we will be a donation centre for the foodbank, we will be accepting donated gifts to support St Helens Gift Appeal and we are also supporting Councillor Chris Lamb’s NHS appeal by collecting donations of chocolate oranges. 

To be able to do all of the above I am appealing to the generosity and goodwill of those in our Rainford community who can afford to help.  We are asking each Year group to concentrate on a different area of need and donate items;

  • Year 7 will be asked to bring in selection boxes / chocolate oranges / boxes of chocolates
  • Year 8 will be asked to donate bottles towards our hampers
  • Year 9 will be asked to donate any new toys for our toy appeal
  • Year 10 will be asked to donate to the foodbank
  • Year 11 will be asked to donate any new toiletries
  • Sixth Form will be asked to donate any raffle prizes

Our donation day will be Monday 6th December 2021

As mentioned, we are a donation centre for the foodbank and toy appeal so if anyone outside of the Year groups allocated above would like to send in donations we can accept these from 29th November 2021.

We appreciate how difficult the last few years have been for some of our families, if you feel you could benefit from our season of goodwill please get in touch with us at school by e-mailing

Thank you in advance for all your support with our fundraising efforts.

Kind regards

Alexandra Marsh

Director of Business and Finance