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Oundle School: Annual Charities Fair
15th October 2014

In mid-September, Lower Sixth Form representatives from all the boarding and day Houses at Oundle School put together a variety of games and stalls for the School’s annual Charities Fair.

 

Head of Charities, Ian Clark commented, “The event provides an opportunity for fund and awareness raising and also helps new pupils to the School get a taste for philanthropic activities. Some stalls were just for fun (throwing sponges at teachers!) and others raised awareness of real issues such as being blindfolded and guided around a busy hall in order to get a better understanding of Battens Disease.

 

Pupils had a choice of charities to support, with many choosing the Battens Disease Family Association (BDFA), Wateraid and the Sussex Snowdrop foundation. Diabetes UK, Louis Dundas Fund and others were also represented, with a total sum of just under £750 being raised.

 

Pupil, Harry Daniels (L6) commented, "Grafton House raised over £100 for the Sussex Snowdrop foundation thanks to our teacher sponging stall. Sussex Snowdrop foundation is a charity that runs care homes to help support children with terminal illnesses and give them as many opportunities as they can.

 

We had over 10 different teachers who volunteered to help our fund. The Grafton Fourth Form all came out to help fill up buckets and to persuade bi-standing teachers to come and help our cause. Overall I think that it was a very successful day with money being raised for many different charities."

 

Ian concluded, “Last year the School raised in excess of £80,000 for local, national and international charities with Fourth Form pupils also involved in the Big Give Philanthropy in Schools programme. We look forward to building on this in 2014/2015 with many different charity initiatives already planned.”

 

 

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