Great Walstead School raises £5,899

The Friends of Great Walstead Association (FOGWA) has held a black tie Hollywood themed ball at Great Walstead School in aid of CLIC Sargent, raising £5,899 for children and young people with cancer.

Dan Powell receives a cheque from Josh and Sophie, Great Walstead students.

FOGWA organised the spectacular event at the school as CLIC Sargent had helped support a pupil through their cancer treatment. 

Staff and parents enjoyed an evening of dancing and dining with a champagne reception, three course meal, followed by a charity auction and music entertainment.

The event was a huge success, raising £5,899 for CLIC Sargent and a similar amount for the school.

The school's headmaster, Mr Colin Baty said: “We were delighted to be able to support CLIC Sargent, a charity which is close to our hearts at the moment."

It was a great evening and I am very pleased we were able to raise so much for such a great cause.

CLIC Sargent Fundraising Manager Dan Powell also attended the event to accept a cheque on behalf of the charity and give a short talk on how the CLIC Sargent helps support children and young people with cancer, and their families.

He said: “It was good to be able to thank the school and parents for their support and let them know how their fundraising helps. A huge thank you to all involved for their support and congratulations on an excellent event.”

Thank you to the headmaster, Mr Baty and the Chair of FOGWA Ruth Barton Anderson and her team who worked so hard to put on a great event.

Find out more

To find out how you can help raise funds for children and young people with cancer, please contact Dan Powell on 01273 573 847 or email: