Hele’s School raises £1,800 for CLIC Sargent

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.

Hele’s School raises £1,800 for 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.”

Thank you

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.”

Find out more

To find out how you can organise your own event for CLIC Sargent, please contact CLIC Sargent Fundraising Manager Jordan Anderton on 07876 653 829 or email: jordan.anderton@clicsargent.org.uk.