Pupils don Christmas jumpers and sell homemade cakes to raise £660

Pupils at Wimbledon’s Ursuline Preparatory School put their heads together over the month of December to think of fun ways to raise money for CLIC Sargent and what better way to get everyone in the Christmas fundraising spirit than to host their very own Christmas jumper day and festive bake sale.

Pupils don Christmas jumpers and sell homemade cakes to raise £660

On average, around 200 children and young people are diagnosed with cancer during the Christmas period. With this in mind, the all girls school wanted to help in any way they could to get CLIC Sargent ready to support as many families affected as possible.

Both staff and pupils really got into the Christmas spirit with some of the children even walking through the school gates proudly modelling their very own hand made jumpers.

Staff at the school even held their own bake off and sold treats to the entire school, all raising a whopping total of £668, an amount that could pay for a family to stay in one of our Homes from Home for up to three weeks.

Everyone got involved

School teacher Miss Nangle said: “We decided to get in the festive mood and have a Christmas jumper fundraiser for our chosen charity CLIC Sargent.

"Everyone got involved, teachers, pupils and office staff. The girls donated their pounds for the privilege and also brought in their pocket money to purchase festive cakes at the end of the day.

"Not only did the staff have to pay entry fees, but had to vote on their favourite or worst staff effort and there were a few chocolate prizes awarded in the staff room! We raised a staggering £668 in one day, a new record for the Ursuline Prep School."

Singing their hearts out

Ursuline Preparatory school also attended our CLIC Sargent annual Christmas Celebration held at the Royal Albert Hall, singing their hearts out while contributing to fundraising total of £150,000.

It’s safe to say this school is nothing short of fabulous! A huge thank you and round of applause to all involved for all their efforts and support.

Isobel, 10, who is in Year 6, said: “It was great to see the variety of jumpers and everyone had made such a great effort, especially the girls who had decorated their own jumpers with tinsel and baubles.

"I really liked wearing my Christmas jumper for a good cause and raising so much money."

A fantastic effort

CLIC Sargent Fundraising Manager Verity Gallagher said: “Everyone at Ursuline Preparatory has worked extremely hard over the past few months to raise such a fantastic amount for children and young people with cancer.

"It’s an absolute pleasure to be working with such a lovely, warm and friendly team and I couldn’t thank them enough for all their support."

Find out more

To find out how your school can raise funds for CLIC Sargent, please contact CLIC Sargent Fundraising Manager Verity Gallagher on 0208 752 2867 or email: verity.gallagher@clicsargent.org.uk