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Snowdogs Discover Ashford - Fundraising Project with Pilgrims Hospice

Dear Parent /Carers, Friday 9th March 2018

‘Snowdogs Discover Ashford’ is a magical arts trail taking place in Ashford throughout Autumn 2018. This large-scale, public art event is teaming up with The Pilgrims Hospice to raise funds for this amazing charity and to bring ‘the arts’ to everyone.

  1. are really excited to be a part of this project which will celebrate creativity and showcase our children’s artwork. School will be fundraising to raise a minimum of £575 to enable to us to design our very own Snowpup. A school-wide competition will be run to select our unique design. Decoration will be completed during the Summer term and then our Snowpup will be taken on a tour of Ashford with its bigger companions! Families can enjoy finding all the pups and Snowdogs hiding in and around Ashford. After its adventure, our pup will be returned permanently to the school in February 2019.

Pilgrims Hospice provide invaluable support for families who are coping with incurable illness, to live well in every moment. The majority of their funding comes from the general public and as a school we wish to support charities within our community. We are keen to provide our children with opportunities to develop their self-esteem and fundraising is a fantastic tool to do this. Working on this project will help to increase our children’s self-confidence and give them a real sense of achievement. By making a difference to their local community, we hope the children will also develop a sense of social responsibility.

The project will be provide schools with resources to enable a better understanding of supporting children who may have experienced loss in any form. Teaching is age appropriate and is linked to ‘The Snowman’ and ‘The Snowman and the Snowdog’.

  1. can’t wait to start fundraising and details of our first event will follow shortly. In the meantime if you wish to make a donation please visit www.justgiving.com/fundraising/challocksnowdogs2018. You can also take a sneak peek at what the rest of the Snowdogs are up to on social media.

Thank you for your support. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact us.

Yours faithfully

 

Mrs C Webb and Mr D Walker

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