Charity fundraising: Harlem Shake, head shave and more

Staff and students at the Co-operative Academy of Manchester are working together to raise money for three charities whilst gearing themselves up for the Runway on the Runway fashion extravaganza.

As one of the 10 schools taking part in Runway on the Runway – an event staged BY young people to raise money FOR young people, a range of activities have been planned to help the charities Medcare, Make-A-Wish Foundation and Teenage Cancer Trust.

Harlem Shake

Staff and students have worked to re-create the ‘Harlem Shake’ video that has gone viral on social networking sites. As you may have seen, the video starts with one person dancing alone to the song Harlem Shake by Baauer, surrounded by others who are completely unaware of what is going on. When the bass drops, the video cuts to the entire crowd doing a crazy convulsive dance. You might struggle to recognise familiar faces in our video! We have asked people taking part to make a donation to the 3 charities:

Baking Competition

Friday the 8th March will see the staff competing in a ‘bake off’. We have done this previously for Macmillan and it proved very successful! Staffs are invited to bake any cake/biscuit of their choice and bring it in. Staff will then make donations in return for a piece of cake and a cuppa. Our 6th form students will be there to help serve hot drinks.

Charity Head Shave

Perhaps you have seen our reception Sian Welsh in the Manchester Evening News lately. Sian is having her long hair cut off for the three charities in order to raise £3,000 – and she’s well on her way to meeting her target.

As well as helping Medcare, Make-A-Wish Foundation and Teenage Cancer Trust, Sian will also be supporting the work of Little Princess Trust, a charity that provides real hair wigs for children across the UK and Ireland who have lost their hair as a result of cancer treatment.

You can donate to Sian’s charity head shave through

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