We are celebrating raising £2,458 for local charities via our annual Lent Appeal which saw all the children from Nursery through to Year 8 participate in an imaginative range of fund-raising activities.
Every age group in the School was involved in raising money for the Appeal: the youngest Pre-Prep children lapped the garden on their trikes and scooters, while Years 1 and 2 ran; the Junior Prep undertook a sponsored walk from sister School King Edward’s to Barrow Hills; the Middle Prep children held their own mini fete featuring numerous stalls and a variety of games and challenges; Year 7 children held a diablo competition and the older children organised a ‘dodgeball and dance’ event in the School hall.
Our Year 8 children identified three local charities to benefit from the School’s hard work. The lion’s share of the money raised went to the halow project (£1,958) – a Guildford based charity which works to support young people aged 16-35 with a learning disability on their journey into and through adult life. Addlestone based Shooting Star Chase (which provides hospice care for babies, children and young people with life-limiting conditions) and Guildford based Challengers, (which provides play and youth centre facilities for disabled children and young people) also each received £250.
On Friday 12th May, we welcomed Diane Savage, Community & Events Fundraiser for the halow project, and Will, one of the young people who has benefitted from halow's help, to our assembly. Commenting on the donation Diane said, “We are very grateful to the School for all the effort that has gone into raising much needed funds for the charity. It is wonderful to see children demonstrate such empathy and awareness of the needs of others – and even more gratifying to witness their determination to actively seek out ways in which they can demonstrate their support through direct action.”