"St Margaret’s girls are passionate about raising money for different charities, both international and causes closer to home. Throughout the whole school, girls work hard to raise awareness for their chosen charity. Over £12,000 is raised every year, which just goes to show the commitment our girls have to philanthropy"

Charities Co-Ordinator

Charitable giving is central to the St Margaret's ethos. Each form class chooses its own charity to fundraise for each year and the school Charities Prefects also encourage girls to get involved in local community and school charity events. Fundraising events are organised with dedication, imagination and a great sense of fun with over £16,000 being raised in our recent school session.

Tea parties, Christmas boxes, dressing-up days and sporting challenges are just some of the fundraising activities organised. The VI Senior girls also organise a Christmas Winter Wonderland, which the younger children love and which creates a fantastic Christmas spirit towards the end of term. We are very proud of the girls’ achievements as they all commit a great deal of time and effort to fundraising in addition to their studies.

In addition to form class fundraising, St Margaret's has participated in the Youth Philanthropy Initiative (YPI) which is run and sponsored by the Wood Group Foundation. In its first year, this innovative citizenship programme was rolled out to ten schools across Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire and over £1.5million has been donated to small, local charities in Scotland through 143 schools taking part in the programme. As part of the initiative, pupils form groups that select and research a local, grassroots charity and give a ten-minute presentation to a panel of high-profile Aberdeen judges on why that charity is worthy of the donation. The girls work hard on their presentations and raise huge amounts of money for local and worthwhile charities.

Recent fundraising:

£397.99 was raised from the sale of tea, coffee and cakes at our recent Sports Day which will be donated to Alzheimer Scotland.

IA raised £172.80 for Save the Children at their Easter Fair.

By holding stalls for their YPI charity, MISS, as well as receiving additional donations, IIIA managed to raise £504.11.

Both IVS classes took part in charitable initiatives. IVA raised £155 for One Mission Christmas and IVM raised £53.25 for Rainforest Trust.

At their Winter Wonderland, VIS raised £311.43 for Survivor's Trust and £60 for Charlie House.

Staff raised £167.73 by taking in treats for the MacMillan Coffee Morning.

The annual Poppy Appeal raised £246.09.

Christmas Jumper Day was a huge success, with £361.33 of donations being given to Save the Children.

After School Club put together a market of homemade goods to raise money for Abernecessities. They managed an amazing total of £225.

Our community came together at the end of term Carol Concert and donated £553.84 for UNICEF.

The Junior School Fairtrade Raffle raised £216.86 for the Fairtrade Foundation.

VA organised a collection of food donations for Cyrenians.

VM raised £143.89 for SensationALL Aberdeen.

For the Marie Curie Daffodil Appeal a total of £53.85 was raised.

On non-uniform day staff and pupils raised £315.60 for CLAN.

Charities that we have supported

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