My colleague Michelle Corns who is one of the team at Elmete School Improvement Centre sent me this e-mail...
"Dear Chris, First of all, on behalf of the admin team at Elmete I'd like to say that it will be such a shame when Education Leeds ceases to exist. I have really enjoyed working with the organisation and also you will be greatly missed as a leader. I thought that as part of the legacy you will leave behind you would like to know about some of the fundraising efforts the Elmete admin team have undertaken. Several colleagues including myself have raised over £2000 for charities including
- Martin House
- Cancer Research
- Dogs Trust
- Morley Exotic Animal Rescue
- 100st Philips Osmondthorpe Girl Guides
A staggering £1103 of this was raised by the following colleagues: Keelie Wood, Mari Conolly, Gail Mason, Claire Brown, Sandra Miles, Yvonne Bosworth, Tracey Daysh and Linda Khammo in Race for Life on 27th June. £190 was raised for the Dogs Trust on Wednesday 21 July in a cake sale organised by Tracey Daysh, Tracy also raised over £250 for Haiti Relief a few months ago with another cake sale. It would appear that Elmete staff have very sweet tooths. I myself have raised over £500 for Martin House Children's Hospice and the 100st Philips Osmondthorpe Girl Guides by giving reiki holistic healing for donations and selling chocolates on reception plus organising two raffles. I am also organising a sponsored walk round Roundhay Park in August for Fibromyalgia Awareness.
We have all had our part to play in the successful work of Education Leeds. Best wishes for the future. Kind regards, Michelle."
What makes Education Leeds such a wonderful organisation is summed up by Michelle and the team at Elmete. They are brilliant colleagues who are making a real difference.