Aberdare Boys’ Grammar School
Memories and Memorabilia
Aberdare Boys Comprehensive School
Fundraising for the Macmillan Nurses Appeal
The School had an enviable tradition for charity fundraising.
The Mountain Ash Leader reported on one such event in its issue of July 21, 1988.
from Judith Griffiths
The Leader commented as follows:
More than 100 pupils of Aberdare Boys’ comprehensive school have raised a massive £1,400 for the Cynon Valley Macmillan Nurses Appeal — and they have a plaque to shoe for their efforts.
Mr Tal Evans, chairman of the local branch of the Macmillan Appeal, presented the plaque to Mr Noel Thomas, headmaster, at a ceremony at the school. The majority of the pupils took part in a sponsored swim to raise the cash, and later instrumentalists from the school staged a concert, which raised even further monies for the fund.
Commenting, Mr Thomas said: “The work done for charity by many boys here has been commended again and again.
“This is the first time, however, we have been on the receiving end of an award of this kind locally, although we have a national citation from Help the Aged.
It will take pride of place in our well-stocked trophy cabinet with other honours of a different kind.
“What is gratifying, about so many of our pupils, is that even the youngest will come forward to offer individual initiative in raising money for such causes as Zeebrugge Appeal and the Kings Cross Disaster.”
The plaque, donated to Aberdare Comprehensive School for Boys
in recognition of their help to the Macmillan Nurses Fund.