Monday, 16 October 2017
On the first House Day of the school year, Boys’ Division pupils raised money for Leukaemia CARE with a non-uniform day. Pupils and staff raised a tremendous amount through their efforts.
Year 13 pupil Dylan Feingold, who is head of Charities Committee, reports:
“As well as every pupil wearing at least one item of orange clothing to support the spreading of awareness of Leukaemia on the non-uniform day, they also donated £2. When they had donated their £2, they received a wristband with the charity’s name and website. This was a new feature of the non-uniform day and made the fundraiser more exciting and memorable.
“Alongside this, a raffle was organised and run by the Charity Committee in the week leading up to the non-uniform day. Through the sale of raffle tickets and generous donations by both pupils and staff, over £2000 was raised.
“Our reasoning for selecting Leukaemia CARE as the charity that will receive the money donated by the school was that a member of the local community who has a close connection to the school was recently diagnosed with a form of Leukaemia. As well as this, research conducted by the team made it clear that this charity was a very significant one that was making a large difference to the lives of many people. This includes patients, families and friends who have to deal with this horrific experience. The charity provides very detailed and specific information about symptoms and how to spot blood cancers but also where you should go if you were spotting any of these signs. Through events such as Fun Runs and Tough Mudders, they have a greatly significant influence on raising awareness of a variety of blood and lymphatic cancers.”
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