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Catering Serves Up A Treat For Barnardo's

The Boys' Division Catering Department has been working hard to raise over £1,000 for the charity Barnardo's.

The main thrust of their efforts came in the form of a sponsored pyjama party and sleepover at the School. Sixteen women braved the rumours of haunted corridors and slept overnight in the Boys' Division. Tracy Peacock from the Catering Department took part in the sleepover and commented: "There was not a lot of sleep but there was a lot of fun. One or two attempts were made to try and scare us but, to be honest, I think we would have scared any ghosts away. It was a really enjoyable way of raising a big pot of cash for a very worthwhile cause."

Earlier in the day, three of the Catering team - Deborah, Carol and Joyce - and two members of the Personnel and Safety Department had abseiled down one of the landmark 23 metre turrets at the main entrance of the School.

Further money was also raised through a raffle with prizes donated by, amongst others, Warburtons, Thorntons, Wrights of Horwich, Uncle Joe's Mint Balls and Horwich Leisure Centre.

Charlotte Sewell, Community Fundraiser at Barnardos, collects a cheque for £1,200

Charlotte Sewell, Community Fundraiser at Barnardos, collects a cheque for £1,200

The Catering Department prepares itself for a sponsored sleepover

The Catering Department prepares itself for a sponsored sleepover

First the abseiling in fancy dress, then the sleepover - a busy day for the Boys Division Catering Department

First the abseiling in fancy dress, then the sleepover - a busy day for the Boys Division Catering Department