Year 7 students at Hele’s School in Plymouth got together to create a business during tutor time to raise money for their chosen charity - and ended up donating £1,800 to CLIC Sargent.
Dave Clemow, head of Year 7 at Hele’s School, said: “Their mission was to create sustainable Christmas gifts that could be sold at a real Christmas fair in December.
“The current Year 7 went through the process of research, development, finance and marketing to try to create the best product to sell.”
A huge success
On 11 December, the students sold their gifts to over 500 people at the fair hosted on school grounds, raising an incredible £1,800 in just one hour of trading.
Mr Clemow continued: “Following this success, students were challenged again: this time to find a charity to send all of this money to.
“Student Ben Sluman, whose younger sister has been fantastically supported by CLIC Sargent, created a presentation along with some friends and was chosen by his tutor group to represent them at a final year group presentation.
“Ben was up against seven other outstanding presentations but still delivered a heart-felt and impassioned plea for the year group to support CLIC Sargent, which has been a constant source of support for his family.”
CLIC Sargent Fundraising Manager Jordan Anderton said: “I would like to say a huge well done to all of Year 7’s at Hele’s School for this amazing achievement.
“The money you have raised will make a real difference to the young people that CLIC Sargent supports and you should be extremely proud of what you have achieved.”