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Charity Week Update: Let's keep fundraising!

Chloe Witherden / Categories: General

Charity Week Update: Let's keep fundraising!

A massive thank you to all who have been involved in our Charity Week last week!

We originally set ourselves the target of raising £500, but we more than doubled that amount. The money will be divided between Comic Relief, Enable Ability, Forgotten Veterans UK, Tall Ships, and Rowans Hospice. Plus, the donations of items (from toiletries to food) have been collected to help the Ukrainian refugees in Poland as soon as the next journey takes place.

Not only did we raise an impressive amount of funds, but through assemblies and personal development sessions (tutor time), we also raised awareness of several local charity organisations. We are delighted to have established links with Enable Ability, Forgotten Veterans UK, Tall Ships, and Rowans Hospice, and as part of those links, our students have been set some challenges. Three of the charities have offered incentives for any of our students who wish to continue raising funds for their organisations:

  • Enable Ability: If you raise over £40, Enable Ability will put your name into a raffle and multiple winners will get the chance to choose their prize/s, including tickets to Portsmouth F.C. / Chocolate making workshop / Golf lesson). See: https://enableability.org.uk/
  • Forgotten Veterans: If you raise approximately £40, FVUK has offered to host our students for a 'boot camp' day of activities (team bonding)! See: https://www.forgottenveteransuk.com/
  • Tall Ships: If you raise £150, they will allow our students to participate in a week-long (Monday-Friday) trip on one of their ships. This normally costs over £500. See https://www.tallships.org/

Students have until May half-term to raise their funds (through sponsorship events/donations - it is completely up to them to decide) and transfer the funds to the relevant organisation directly. Students will also need to show proof of their donation/sponsorships to Mr Attridge. A great place to start will be to create a 'Just Giving' charity page and organise online donations from friends and family.

Special praise also needs to go to Mr Waldren (Head of Y11) who spent all of Friday (from 8:30 am until 3 pm) continuously running around the school fields. A massive thank you to every single one who donated money and supported Mr Waldren.

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