The Sixth Form Committee at The King Alfred School in Somerset has worked hard to arrange a successful ‘Raise and Give’ week that raised an incredible £2,000 for the school's three chosen charities, including CLIC Sargent.
A range of exciting events took place such as ‘Soak!’ which saw many teachers and sixth form students getting covered in buckets of water, and ‘Wax Off’ where several students had their legs waxed!
Other activities inclided a raffle with a first prize of a mountain bike, and a football match where sixth formers enjoyed a 1-0 victory against their teachers.
The events ended with a fancy dress walk to collect donations in the local town. A special mention must also go to the Year 7 pupils who decided to support in their own way with sponsored silences and bake sale.
Sixth Form Tutor and Learning Mentor, Lisa Semple, said: “The committee have chosen CLIC Sargent as it does important work to support children.
"They understand this can affect not only the sufferer but also their families and would like to donate this money to help in whatever way they can.”
CLIC Sargent Fundraising Manager, Kiren Fernandes, said: “A cancer diagnosis can bring significant challenges to young people aged 16 to 24.
"Our research shows that the young people that we reach, really value the support they receive and therefore we are determined to ensure that this support is available to every young person who needs it.
"The support of schools, individuals and organisations like King Alfred will ensure that we can continue to do this and support as many young people in Somerset and around the UK.”