We all know how tough it is out there at the moment particularly for our schools. So that’s
why we are particularly grateful to The Marches School in Oswestry for choosing us as its
local charity this year.
The pandemic has already presented schools – both staff and pupils - with huge challenges
but The Marches School is still finding time to carry on with fund raising to support the local
community and Ethos in particular.
And staff and pupils have already come up with some inventive ideas to keep up the fund-
raising despite the pandemic restrictions.
The first will be an online Virtual Fete to be held from February 8th to February 12th.
It’s based on a traditional village fete with a whole host of competitions, games and activities.
Events include live music, a pet show, a virtual treasure hunt and the chance to select a
teacher for the custard pie throwing challenge. There will be lots of prizes on offer as part of
the fun as well as the chance to raise funds for Ethos.
The event has attracted support from several local businesses including Colour Supplies,
Oswestry Life, SBC Training, North Shropshire College, Aico, R. Bladen & Sons, Oswestry
Tandoori, TNS, PetWorld, the Charlotte Hartey Foundation and Chester University.
Associate Assistant Head teacher at The Marches School Dan Pritchard says the school is
very much looking forward to hosting the event and seeing lots of students taking part.
“The support from our community has been amazing and we hope to raise lots of money for
our charity whilst having lots of fun in the process.”
At Ethos, we’re really looking forward to working with The Marches School to help make the
Virtual Fete and future fund raising efforts a great success.
Our chief executive Fae Dromgool says: “We are delighted that The Marches School has
chosen us as its local charity this year. It’s really heartening to have the support of such an
important part of our community and a real boost for us at such a difficult time.”
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