Students’ week of fundraising fun

MHDE-05-12-12-Santa-Dec03 'Sixth formers Charity committee dressed  up as Santa for a Santa run. 'Pictured, in the middle ,Teacher Marion Hardacre, Chair people of the 6th form,Siobhan Jones and Brett Mason
MHDE-05-12-12-Santa-Dec03 'Sixth formers Charity committee dressed up as Santa for a Santa run. 'Pictured, in the middle ,Teacher Marion Hardacre, Chair people of the 6th form,Siobhan Jones and Brett Mason
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ENTERPRISING sixth formers at Campion School organised a week of activities to raise funds for charity.

The students at the school, in Bugbrooke, raised money for the Teenage Cancer Trust between Monday, December 3 and Friday, December 7.

The charity was chosen by the sixth formers and is the only UK charity dedicated to improving the quality of life and chances of survival of young people aged between 13 and 24 who are diagnosed with the illness.

Siobhan Jones, 18, joint chairman of the sixth form charity committee, said: “It was a charity we chose at the start of the year and the majority chose this one.

“It helps give us organisational skills as we have to arrange all of the events and make sure they run smoothly. We also learn about finance because we have to work out how much everything costs.

“We also get to find out a lot about what the charity does and why it needs the funds. They help to provide specialist units for teenagers with cancers in NHS hospitals which is a very good thing.”

The fundraising events included a Santa Run, cake sale, bingo, busking and a non-uniform day.

The charity committee has raised nearly £700 from a charity curry night.

Siobhan said: “It has been going really well, we have been looking forward to this week of events which have been really good fun.

“We don’t have a set target for the fundraising, but we would like to get a figure into the thousands.”