Generosity rewards students’ fantastic fundraising
Students singing, dancing, reading and… not saying anything have helped to support a variety of charities supporting children in hospital and people suffering life threatening and terminal illness.
A variety of projects has seen more than £3400 raised. Students took part in the annual Readathon event, where over three months they read more than 1300 books, e-books and magazines. The total of £1593.55 will support Readathon providing books to children staying in hospital for long periods. They also send authors into hospitals to read to children.
During the school’s Charlotte Heggarty Writing Festival, a cake and book sale raised a further £411 for Springhill Hospice. Charlotte was an inspiring English teacher who lost her fight against cancer in 2015 and was cared for at the hospice.
Red Nose Day for Comic Relief put the fun into fundraising, with students paying for photographs as they ‘Pose with a Nose’. Organised by the Year 10 Student Council, another £415 will benefit this worthy cause.
Rounding off the spring term at school, the Charity Bonanza was a performance of the very best in song, music and dance. The evening was accompanied by four students keeping a sponsored silence for the day, which helped to raise a whopping £1024 for the Clare Daly Foundation, a charity that raises awareness of and supports sufferers from melanoma.
General Operations Manager Gillian Barker said, “The fundraising efforts of students and staff have been brilliant and we are grateful to everyone who has sponsored the many different activities. Students’ compassion and commitment have really been on show”.