The golden and red balls filling the Charity Board ‘Totaliser’ tubes each represent £100. The tubes were filled to the top by Director of Sport and Charities Coordinator Miss Leggett as part of yesterday’s End-of-Term Celebration as a demonstration of the total raised for charity by the Junior and Senior School this past academic year. Despite some of our staple annual charity events, such as Wally Pop and A Walk in the Park, being cancelled this Summer, fund raising initiatives from across the School community still raised a staggering amount, very nearly £20,000 for a wide variety of very worthy causes.

The largest proportion of funds were raised for the School’s chosen charity of the past academic year, Alice’s Arc. We were delighted that Mrs Wakeling was able to join us in our Thanks giving service to announce that the School had raised £11,781.80 for this very special charity. These funds will go directly to the Institute of Cancer Research at Great Ormond Street Hospital for their crucial work in finding a cure and less harsh treatments for Rhabdomyosarcoma.

Alongside fundraising it has also been wonderful to hear how pupils and staff have been giving their time to help others, especially during lock down, be it writing Happinotes to relieve loneliness or preparing meals as part of the Lockdown Larder project.

Thank you to all pupils, parents and staff who have created, participated in and supported so many charity events during this academic past year.

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