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Charities Update

A Huge Thank You!! to all of our Parents, Families and Friends of St. Mary's

for your continued support of our fundraising through the year.

We couldn't do it without you!! Your generosity and time is so very much appreciated xx


Miles for Mary

Friday 9th October


Our ‘Miles for Mary’ Fundraiser will take place this Friday 9th October.

We really want to get behind our riders, Mr Briggs (dad of Maggie in year 6) and Mr Chrachol (dad of Frank year 6 and Antoni, year 1) who will also be joined by other cyclists representing each of the Painsley MAC North primary schools.


To encourage support we are inviting children

to a ‘wear your sportswear’ day on Friday 9th October.

Children can come to school dressed as their favourite Sportsperson or in their sportswear so tracksuits, jogging bottoms, leggings, hoodies, trainers etc.

We are asking for a minimum donation of £1.50 per child and all proceeds will go to our Mary’s Meals total.


Year 6 children are invited to arrive at school on Friday at 8am in order to support our "Miles for Mary" fundraiser. The children will participate in warm-up activities, a prayer service and they will be responsible for waving the riders on using flags and bunting, along with lots of encouragement by cheering!


Passing each school in the Painsley MAC (North) cyclists will be encouraged and supported by our school communities as they ride throughout the school day on Friday 9th October. All money raised from this sponsored event will support the greatly needed work of the Mary’s Meals global charity which works with communities to provide children with a hot daily meal in a place of education.


We understand in these times money may be tight but we are really hoping that all parents will support us as the reality is the children who benefit from the money are some of the poorest and most unprivileged, this money enables these children to eat one nutritious meal a day whilst attending education.


If you would like to donate to or sponsor our riders, Mr Briggs and Mr Chrachol, these can be made via ParentPay. There is no minimum or maximum amount.


A Just Giving page has been set up to allow donations to be made to

Mr Chrachol at 

Mr Briggs at


If you are a local business or supplier and can offer us any sponsorship or donations such as refreshments, cycling accessories, T-Shirt printing or money towards hitting our school target then please email


All and any support will be greatly appreciated in order for us to raise as much money as possible for a very deserving cause.


Timetable for the day

Riders to assemble at St Mary’s Leek at 8am in preparation for departure at 8:30am.
The route is challenging, but hopefully not too tough!


1. St Mary’s, Leek – Faber, Cotton. (10 miles)
Leave 8:30am – arrive 10am
A520 to Birchall – Basford – Ipstones – Park Lane – Shaw-wall Lane – Cotton Lane The day begins with a long stage from Leek to Cotton. There are several short but steep ascents in this stage, but also beautiful rural rolling and scenic lanes. We end with an enjoyable descent into Cotton and Faber school.
Approx 30min stop at Faber


2. Faber, Cotton – St Giles’, Cheadle. (6 miles)
Leave 10:30 – arrive 11:15am
B5417 to Oakamoor – Mill Road – Stoney Dale – Greendale Lane – B5417 to Cheadle We descend steeply into Oakamoor, then ascend through quiet woodland lanes before enjoying a long descent into Cheadle.
Approx 15 min stop at St Giles’


3. St Giles’ to Painsley (0.3 miles)
Leave 11:30 – arrive 11:35am
The Avenue – The Birches A short pop around the corner. Flat!
Approx 15 min stop at Painsley


4. Painsley to St Filumena’s (5 miles)
Leave 11:50 – arrive 12:30pm
A521 – Dilhorne Rd - Trimpos – Godley Barn Lane – Dilhorne – New Road – Caverswall Rd – The Hollow – Caverswall You’ve done the toughest bits already. One or two inclines, but gentler than what we’ve covered so far. Enjoy the pretty village of Dilhorne and look out for the roaming peacocks as you descend into Caverswall!
Lunch at St Filumena’s. Approx 40min stop at St Filumena’s


5. St Filumena’s to St Thomas’ Tean (5 miles)
Leave 1:10pm – arrive 1:45pm
Blythe Bridge Rd – Caverswall Old Rd – Draycott Old Rd – Uttoxeter Rd – Tean Starting on quieter lanes, but then joining the busier road to Tean. Flatter with gentle ups and downs.
Approx 15 min stop at St Thomas’


6. St Thomas’ Tean – St Joseph’s Uttoxeter (8 miles)
Leave 2pm – arrive 3pm
A522 to Lower Tean – Leigh Lane – Leigh Bank – Parkhall Lane – Nobut Rd – Withington Lane – Leigh Rd – Bramshall – B5027 to Uttoxeter) From Lower Tean we once again enjoy the quieter and scenic back lanes. Gentle, short ups and downs to Bramshall, then a long descent into Uttoxeter.

Mary's Meals


Mary's Meals provides one good meal to some of the poorest children every school day.

Our work is named after Mary, the mother of Jesus, who brought up her own children in poverty. Mary's Meals consists of, respects, and reaches out to people of all faiths and of non.

St Mary's have been fundraising for Mary's Meals:

Donation Boxes - £262.03

Yellow Day - £155.00

Pyjama  Day - £143.00

Blue Day - £149.00

Carol Singing - £57.93

Donations of Clothes - £67.20

Christmas Concert, Door Donations and Raffles - £625.67

Parents' Lunch - £186.00

Coffee Morning - £231.69

TT Rockstars - £116.00

School Disco - £315.00

Sweet Sales Nursery - £29.54

Popcorn Sale Class 4 - £15.00


Thank you for your continued support and generosity.

Good Shepherd Appeal

Amount Raised:


MacMillan Cancer Support

World's Biggest Coffee Morning - September 2019

St Mary's raised an amazing £245.14

Thank you all for your generosity.

2018/ 2019

Easter Bonnet Parade

Thank you to everyone who took part in the Easter Bonnet Parade.

Over £100 was raised for the Parish of St. Mary’s.

Thank you!




Kieran Rutter Legacy Fund


A cheque  for £831.11 was handed over to the Kieran Rutter Legacy Fund.

Kieran’s Parents and Nan came in to school to aceept the cheque which was raised through two cake sales, a school disco and carol singing.





Lenten activities raised £95.55 for CAFOD


Minnie Vinnies raises £28.20 for CAFOD - during Lent


NSPCC Number Day  £107.47


Coffee Morning in October 2018 raised £307

2017/ 2018 Fundraising


Autumn Term

MacMillan Coffee morning in October raised £241.00

Scholastics Book Fair - £200 “commission” received from book sales to go towards books for school

Christmas Fair – £900 +£750 Barclays match funding

Christmas Concerts – £405

Unicef Shoe Share – a pair of shoes collected from each child to donate to Unicef

CAFOD non-uniform day £141.50

Carol singing - £40.65


Spring Term

Staff Cake Sale in memory of Kieran Rutter £120

Lenten Fundraisers:

Nursery & Reception – Name the Bunny £60

Year 1 & 2 – Easter Egg Roll - £25

Year 3 & 4 – Easter Bingo - £49.25

Year 5 & 6 - Coffee Morning - £118.45




2016/ 2017 Fundraising


October 2016  MacMillan Coffee Morning     £230.57


Cafod Donations  £25


Unicef (dress down day)       £138


Christmas Concert Oncology Dept collections £614.92


Carol Singing at Leek United     £50.30


Air Ambulance   £747


Easter 2017 CAFOD  £312.50


Coffee Morning (Oncology Dept) £50.70


Father Hudson Lent Box Collections  £63.01


Mr Allen Head-shave £3001.70


Unicef "Wear Blue" Day £56.25