We’ve raised a total of £40,000 for the school charities this year. We had a highly successful annual Charity Day on Monday, raising over £11,000 in a day. In the morning Form 1s slid down a water slide, Form 2s swam, Form 3s held an old-fashioned sports day, Form 4s walked to Pitch Hill and back, Form 5s had a readathon and in the afternoon Form 6s ran their stalls on Top Pitch, the Perry Quad and the tennis courts.
The stalls, which included many imaginative sporting challenges, pillow fights, welly wanging, a Chinese stall, tombola, nail parlour, slippery slope, arcade games, throwing the sponge at those poor teachers and the ever popular waffles, popcorn, milkshakes and anything edible!
The afternoon’s success, with £1500 raised, means that Form 6 pupils have achieved their target to sponsor and name a guide dog in memory of their friend Austin Neve.
Meanwhile donations of bicycles, no longer needed or broken, have been gathering on the 5 a-side pitch to be renovated and sent to different children’s charities and Form 4 raised a further £177 from their book and DVD sale in aid of Community Action Nepal.
Not to be outdone, our parents raised a further £1000 for Home Start, Waverley from donations at the Pimms tent at Sports Day and £18,000 was raised as a result of the abseiling expedition. Below is a list of the individual year group totals raised on Charity Day:
Form 1 £2336.50 for Theodora Children’s Charity
Form 2 £1772 for Shooting Star Chase
Form 3 £1581.50 for Queen Elizabeth’s Foundation for disabled people
Form 4 £2096.25 for Community Action Nepal
Form 5 £914.02 for RNLI (plus approx.£18,000 from the abseiling!)
Form 6 £1775.74 for Guide Dogs
Pimms Tent £780.55
Thank you to everyone involved and helping to support all the different charities.