Highgate Junior School bad tie day raises over £1,900

Highgate Junior School pupils had a fun day raising money for CLIC Sargent by collecting spare change in home-made money boxes and wearing 'bad ties'.

Highgate Junior School bad tie day raises over £1,900

To kick things off, the House Captains delivered an assembly to the whole junior school explaining who CLIC Sargent are and what we do. This was a great way to raise awareness of the cause.

The fundraising began with a 'bad tie' day. All the pupils came into school wearing a brightly coloured or patterned tie of their relative's, as well as a small donation of £2. This alone managed to raise a brilliant £600!

The pupils were then given a CLIC Sargent template money box to colour in, cut out and construct. They took this home and put any loose change in for the next month. All the donations were then added to the bad tie total, and they managed to raise over £1,900!

Form tutor and art coordinator Elliot Ryan said: "We chose this charity [CLIC Sargent] on the recommendation of a colleague. Myself and the pupils in my house looked at some possible charities and decided this would be the best choice.

"I'm really glad we could help for such a worthy cause."

Thank you

CLIC Sargent Fundraising Manager Charlie Straker said: "We really appreciate the hard work from all the school and the generosity of the pupils, parents and carers that has gone into raising this fantastic amount.

"Every penny raised will help provide vital support for children and young people with cancer, and their families."

Find out more

To find out how you and your school can help raise funds for CLIC Sargent, please contact CLIC Sargent Fundraising Manager Charlie Straker on 0208 752 2893, or email: charlie.straker@clicsargent.org.uk