The Old School Henstead fundraises for young cancer patients

Pupils from The Old School Henstead took part in two events to raise over £2,500 for CLIC Sargent.

The Old School Henstead fundraises for young cancer patients

The first event, a sold-out charity concert, was held at the United Reformed Church, Southwold in May and was followed by the Henstead Hike, a sponsored walk of approximately 10 miles.

Pupils aged two-and-a-half to 11 took part in the hike which started from the school in the village of Henstead, across country to the Nicholas Everitt Park at Oulton Broad.

Joe McKinney, headmaster of The Old School Henstead, said: “We are delighted to have raised so much for CLIC Sargent because it provides such wonderful support to local families who have children undergoing treatment for cancer.

Fundraising for this vital charity gives all members of the school community the opportunity to come together.

"The children have really risen to this challenge."

CLIC Sargent Fundraising Manager Daisy Turner said: “We are so grateful to all the pupils, staff and parents at the Old School Henstead for choosing to fundraise for CLIC Sargent in support of children and young people with cancer."

How CLIC Sargent helped

Last year CLIC Sargent supported 70 families from Suffolk and 69 families from Norfolk by providing them with clinical, practical, financial and emotional support which is why The Old School Henstead’s fundraising is so important.”

Find out more 

To find out how your school can fundraise for CLIC Sargent, or to order a school's fundraising pack, please email: or call 08451 206 340.

To find out more about how you can organise your own event in aid of CLIC Sargent, please contact CLIC Sargent Fundraising Manager Daisy Turner on 01284 829 090 or email: