Fundraising gig for our friend Dom Sowa

Last year we very sadly lost a member of our Sixth Form community, Dom Sowa. Dom was on a half term trip to Cornwall with his family and whilst there, he took his life.

We are holding a concert next Friday, to remember Dom, to remind people that there is help out there and to raise money for the three charities that the Sowa family are championing.

Mental health is hugely prevalent and yet so underfunded. We need to help our young people as much as we can.

Please come along and support “Thank you for the music” to remember our friend, Dom Sowa.

Friday 27th April at 7pm in the Forum

Tickets cost £5 and can be purchased via –


Message from the Sowa family

Please support the school fundraising concert in Dom’s memory on Friday 27 April at 7pm in the Forum.

When Dom died we decided to try to make a positive difference so that others would hopefully avoid the same pain. We each chose a charity that reflected parts of Dom’s story.

If you can attend this fabulous fundraiser which school has organised with great dedication, please do so and if you can’t come you can still buy a raffle ticket for some fabulous prizes. We’d like to thank you in advance for your support for what promises to be a very special evening and also to thank the school team and students who have been amazing.


This is a leading UK charity dedicated to the prevention of young suicide. They provide information and support for young people and worried friends and family through their website and hopeline which has an email option too. They believe that research shows most young suicide is preventable and encourage young people and their loved ones to seek help.

The Wave Project

This is a charity with bases around the UK. Using a combination of surfing, therapy and the ocean the volunteers help young people suffering from anxiety to gain confidence and celebrate their amazing life. They also run ‘beach schools’ – lessons and surf therapy combined so struggling young people can reintegrate into mainstream education. The nearest centre to Harrogate is in Scarborough.


The RNLI is an incredible charity whose brave volunteers are dedicated to saving lives at sea through search and rescue, lifeguards, water education and flood rescue. Last year they saved 558 lives and rescued 23 people per day.

Tickets cost £5 and can be purchased via –
Raffle Tickets will be available on the evening, but can also be purchased in advance –

Raffle Prizes

  1. 2 flights to Europe with Jet2
  2. Dinner for two at la Feria with bottle of wine
  3. Tap on Tower Street Craft Beer Gift Box
  4. iPad
  5. Original watercolour by Sarah Charneca
  6. Bottle fizz and chocolates
  7. Rudding Park voucher
  8. Magnum of prosecco
  9. Wax Lyrical Candle
  10. Large Farrahs Harrogate Toffee Tin
  11. Indigo (Harrogate) door stop
  12. Bottle of wine
  13. Bouquet of flowers
  14. Baroque gift voucher for cut and blow dry finish and Aveda Facial
  15. Aveda hair and beauty gift box


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