Holy Family Catholic Primary and Nursery School

Bush Babies Nursery

Charitable Work

Throughout the course of the year, we always ensure that we support as many charitable causes as possible. Our children and families always go above and beyond to help other who are perhaps less fortunate than ourselves. 

Charitable Events

Fundraising Timetable – Holy Family Catholic Primary and Nursery School 2023-24

Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Spring 1

Spring 2

Summer 1

Summer 2

Harvest Collection


 School Community


‘Boxes of Hope’  Gorse Hill Churches

‘Children in Need’


‘Poppy Appeal’


‘Santa to a Senior’


‘Save the Children’: Christmas Jumper Day


Nativity Collection:

‘Night Shelter’

‘Mission Together’



Non Uniform














Lent Walk’



‘Red Nose Day’




Sponsored Bike/Scooter Ride


Refugee Week for the

‘Harbour Project’

Joint venture: St Joseph’s Chaplaincy Team and HF Team



‘Holy Family’ Fundraising


Year 5/6 Tickets


Harvest Collection 2023

 On behalf of the Chaplaincy leaders and staff at Holy Family, we would like to say a big thank you for your generosity in contributing to the, “Harvest Festival,” donation day.

You have donated more than 225 kilos of food which is already being packed into boxes to be passed on to people who are struggling with the current cost of living. We are very grateful for your support!

As well as supporting our local community, the Chaplaincy Leads sorted the rest into packages for the 'Boxes of Hope' Charity.

Poppy Appeal 2023

Our Poppy Appeal was a great success this year raising a huge £220.75. Special thanks go to our Chaplaincy Leads and the Year 6 children who assisted with this collection.

Be a Santa to a Senior 2023

Once again this year, the Chaplaincy Lead Team invited everyone to be involved with a charity called “Be a Santa to a Senior” . The Leads encouraged members of our school community to make or donate gifts that can ideally fit into an A4 envelope. Ideas included pictures and drawings, puzzles, crosswords, cards, crafts, letters, and bookmarks – these small presents will bring a smile to the face of an older person this Christmas.

The children of Holy Family all took part with the aim of brightening someone's day at Christmas time!

Christmas Jumper Day - Save the Children 2023

The 12th and 13th December were Christmas Lunch days.  Children were invited to wear a Christmas Jumper to raise money for 'Save the Children' charity.  We are delighted to say we have raised £136!  Thank you to all those who participated!


Night Shelter

We are pleased to tell you that the collections at the KS2 Carol Service, KS1 Nativity and the EYFS Sing A Long, managed to raise £98.29 for the Swindon Night Shelter. Thank you once again for your generosity.


 Swinpup in aid of Julia's House

This year Holy Family are taking part in 'The Big Dog Art Trail' in aid of Julia's House. 

Julia’s House is your local children’s hospice charity, providing a lifeline of care for the most seriously ill children and their families across Wiltshire and Dorset. 

In May, Holy Family adopted it very own Swinpup and set out on a journey to raise as much money as possible to support this cause. 

The children of Holy Family alongside our very talented Mrs Lee designed a Swinpup to represent Holy Family encompassing our whole school Mission Statement and Virtues. Our Swinpup will be based at the Wyvern Theatre over the summer holidays and is one of 40 Swinpup's and 30 Swindog's based around Swindon making up the 'The Big Dog Art Trail'. 


All classes across the school took part in a range of sponsored activities:

Bush Babies Nursery - A sponsored nursery rhyme sing a long dressed as their favourite nursery rhyme character. 

Key Stage 1 - Sponsored agility hour

Year 3 and 4 - Sponsored walk around the local area. 

Year 5 and 6 - Ice Lolly sale. 

Lots of fun was had by all whilst supporting a wonderful cause!

January 2024 - We’ve just received the impact report from the Big Dog Art Trail in Swindon last summer and thought you may be interested in having a read of how your support continues to allow Julia’s House to support the most seriously ill children, and their families, in Wiltshire.