Grange School Parents Association

Registered Charity Number 1166838

Total raised
£37709.00 + £5602.06 Gift Aid = £43311.06
Fundraising
£36854.00
+ £5448.31 Gift Aid
Donations
£855.00
+ £153.75 Gift Aid

About Grange School Parents Association

The role of the Grange School Parents' Association (GSPA) is to organise events for the social benefit of the children, their parents and the wider school community for the financial benefit of the children, the school and occasionally charities that the school has chosen to support. We are one association that serves both the Junior and Senior Schools.


Currently at The Grange Junior School, Hartford is a special little girl, Molly, who has experienced things no one should have to. A few days before her 6thbirthday, Molly was diagnosed with an aggressive and rare tumour, and underwent gruelling chemotherapy and proton beam therapy treatment for it.


Molly loves ‘Strictly Come Dancing’.  


As a result, the Grange School Parents’ Association with support from parents are throwing our next event ‘Strictly at The Grange’ to raise awareness and funds in aid of the Grace Kelly Childhood Cancer Trust, a charity dedicated to improving early diagnosis of childhood cancer. The event takes place 26th April 2019.


All money raised will be donated to 'Grace Kelly Childhood Cancer Trust'.

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Current fundraising pages

Strictly at The Grange with the GKCCT - Helen Gunn

As you may or may not know I’m a big fan of hitting the dance floor and of the hit show strictly come dancing. I must add that I’m no great dancer by any means but it’s good fun and I feel so privileged to have the opportunity to take part in Strictly at The Grange. I’m both terrified and excited, whilst I enjoy dancing (usually after a couple of gins) dropping some unrecognisable steps or reinacting the dance moves to 5678 or Stop by the spice girls, performing with a professional in front of 350 people is extremely daunting.
A professional dancer has the tricky task of getting me prepared for the big event and over the next couple of months il be attending lessons and training with my professional partner to learn my steps. I’m sure there will be laughter and tears along the way!!
The big event takes place on 26th April 2019, it has been organised by The Grange School Parents Association where my daughter Mary attends school. Every penny of your generous donations will go to the Grace Kelly Childhood Cancer Trust. The charity works to fund vital research into the treatment of childhood cancer and also strives to raise awareness of childhood cancer signs and symptoms. The charity is also a great support to families of children affected by cancer.
I cannot begin to fathom what it must be like for parents to receive the devastating news that their child has cancer. The disease is life changing for the child and their extended family.
My daughter Mary has a friend in her class called Ted, very sadly 2 Year’s ago Teds older sister Molly was diagnosed with a rare and aggressive tumour and underwent 8 months of gruelling treatment. As you can see from the picture above, Molly is beautiful and she is also extremely brave and so are her family who are an absolute inspiration in the way they have shown strength and positivity in coping with Mollys diagnosis and cruel journey with cancer.
Molly and Ted (who will be guests of honour on the big night) are the driving force behind my application to Strictly at The Grange. Yes I love to dance (not very well), but if I can dance and raise funds that will ultimately improve the lives and futures of children like Molly and Ted, I can’t think of anything better.
Please dig as deep as you can and sponsor me on my strictly journey. Your donations will certainly keep me motivated.
You can follow my strictly journey on instagram @helenstrictly I hope to use my instagram to not only raise funds but as a platform to raise awareness of the signs and symptoms of childhood cancer. You can also watch me hopefully progress from Anne Widdecombe to Ashley Roberts and if you can’t make the big night it will give you the chance to meet my professional dancer and watch me dance, your guaranteed a laugh at the least whilst knowing that every penny you have donated will make a huge difference to the lives of children and their families facing childhood cancer, something that none of us want to comprehend let alone face. Thank you for supporting this special cause it’s means a lot xxx

Helen Gunn

  • Education

Mark Hudson - Strictly Come Dancing

What do I know about ballroom dancing? Having previously said that I would support my wife Laura in having a go and then I get picked and she didn't! so I've signed up to take part in
Strictly At The Grange.

A professional dancer will be assigned the unenviable task of teaching me to dance over a few weeks over the spring months and then we all give it a go in a competition being watched by 350 people!


The event will take place on 26thApril and is being organised by the Grange School Parents Association.

Every penny raised will go to
The Grace Kelly Childhood Cancer Trust.

The Charity is working to raise awareness of childhood cancer.

They produce educational resources for parents and clinicians, provide vital support to families and fund research into rare solid tumours of childhood.
Every year in the UK just under 4,000 children and young adults receive a life changing diagnosis of cancer.
One of these children is Molly, a lovely little girl from the school and
their family's experience highlights the importance of early diagnosis and the vital work being carried out by The Grace Kelly Childhood Cancer Trust.

Please dig deep and sponsor me as I fall all over the floor on the night!

Every penny you give will make a difference to the lives of children and their families who are facing childhood cancer.
If you want to come a long and have a laugh, let me know.
thanks so much.Mark
if you are a UK taxpayer please don’t forget to tick the gift aid box when you make your donation.

This allows the charity to reclaim tax relief on your donation and increases the amount they receive by 25%, at no extra cost to you. If you’re a higher rate taxpayer you can personally claim further relief through your tax return.

Mark Hudson

  • Education

Strictly at The Grange with the GKCCT

As a family we love Strictly. Molly is an avid fan, and this, coupled with the drive to raise money for a charity very close to our hearts, has led me to become a contestant for 'Strictly at The Grange'. I will be paired up with a professional dancer, try to learn to dance, and then compete at our fabulous event on 26th April!
Many of you reading this will know our journey intimately, and have supported and rooted for us since the beginning. For those who don't know....
Adam and I are the very lucky parents to two wonderful children; Molly and Ted. We were a normal, healthy family until January 2017 when Molly was diagnosed out of the blue with a rare and aggressive type of childhood cancer, a malignant rhabdoid tumour, in her neck. She was just a few days shy of her 6th birthday when she started 8 months of gruelling treatment- intense chemotherapy with 5 different drugs, and proton beam therapy over in the US. This treatment was brutal, but thankfully she survived and her cancer was brought under control. Molly's tumour has been stable for the past 15 months since her treatment finished, and we hope so very much that she will continue to have a positive outcome.
Molly was very lucky that her tumour responded to the chemotherapy available, that her cancer was caught early, and that she was old enough to cope with the chemotherapy regime required to attack this type of cancer. The vast majority of children diagnosed with MRT sadly don't survive. For those who do survive, the highly toxic drugs used to save their lives unfortunately lead to lifelong problems with many body systems, along with the risk of secondary cancers caused by the chemo and radiation.
Hopefully this explains why it is so important to fund research into these types of childhood cancer, with the aim of developing more effective, kinder treatments.The Grace Kelly Childhood Cancer Trust are dedicated to funding this vital research, as well as raising awareness of the signs and symptoms of childhood cancer amongst parents as well as medical professionals to increase the chances of early diagnosis, and therefore survival for children affected.
I will put my heart and soul into my special dance for Molly. Please put your hand in your pocket and donate whatever you can. Cancer is such a devastating disease, but when it affects your child it is unspeakably cruel.
The children of today all deserve a tomorrow
Thank you

Louise Chapman

  • Education

Lisa Pheasey - Strictly At The Grange

I have been a long- time fan and armchair critic of Strictly Come Dancing. Now I think I am about to realise how difficult ballroom dancing really is, as I have signed up to take part in
Strictly At The Grange.

A professional dancer has the rather challenging task of teaching me to dance over a few weeks next Spring and then we take to the floor in a competition being watched by 350 people!


The event will take place on 26thApril and is being organised by the Grange School Parents Association.

Every penny raised will go to
The Grace Kelly Ladybird Trust.

The Charity is working to raise awareness of childhood cancer and the signs and symptoms with which it may present.

They produce educational resources for parents and clinicians, provide vital support to families and fund research into rare solid tumours of childhood.
Every year in the UK just under 4,000 children and young adults receive a life changing diagnosis of cancer.
One of these children is Molly, a lovely little girl in my daughter’s year at school, who has been bravely fighting a rare and aggressive form of cancer. Molly and her family are truly inspirational in the way that they have faced their battle with cancer.

Their experience highlights the importance of early diagnosis and the vital work being carried out by The Grace Kelly Ladybird Trust.

Please dig deep and sponsor me as I step, or hopefully glide, outside of my comfort zone!

Every penny you give will make a difference to the lives of children and their families who are facing childhood cancer.


Lisa x
PS – As a Tax Adviser I have to mention – if you are a UK taxpayer please don’t forget to tick the gift aid box when you make your donation.

This allows the charity to reclaim tax relief on your donation and increases the amount they receive by 25%, at no extra cost to you. If you’re a higher rate taxpayer you can personally claim further relief through your tax return.

Lisa Pheasey

  • Education
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