Once again Year Eight have risen to the annual challenge set by St Richard’s Hospice in October. In an assembly, Jayne Sargeant introduced the ‘Flourishing Fivers’ Campaign by asking the Year group to take £5 and to see how much money they could raise for the Hospice.
Within days we had our first fundraising attempt when Lyra Hancock was sponsored to climb Ben Nevis and then, slowly but surely, the different events began to take place: cake and sweet sales, 'guess the name of the penguin', FIFA gaming sessions, hot chocolate sales, nail painting, a tea party and one of the more unusual competitions; 'win the height of Olly in sweets'!
Many of this year's events took place outside School with several sponsored events beginning with the St Richard's Santa Dash at the end of the Michaelmas Term. Two more events raised almost £2000 between them; firstly four members of the year took on the challenge of the Worcestershire Way, hiking 31 miles in two days, then Alex Munro led a bike ride with Guy Duffy, Phil Darbyshire and Matthew Meeson.
Last Friday, Year Eight handed a cheque for an amazing £4,517.22 to a delighted Jayne Sargeant. This is the second largest amount raised by Year Eight. Jayne told the year group that their money would pay for an in-patient fully trained nurse for two months. Congratulations to Year Eight for their amazing achievement!
Miss Jo Marsh – Year Eight Tutor