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More than £1,000 raised for Rydal Penrhos' Uganda work
1st February 2018

A significant amount was raised from a recent festive event organised by a parent group at Rydal Penrhos.

The Friends of Rydal Penrhos committee raised a total of £1,071.28 from their annual Secrets Room event, and a cheque was presented to members of the 2017 Uganda Team and the Reverend Nick Sissons on Thursday, February 1.

The money will go towards Rydal Penrhos’ ongoing charity work in the country, which follows on from the school’s recent mission during the summer.

For a small donation, pupils entered a Secrets Room where they could pick two gifts of their choosing to give to whomever they wished on Christmas Day, before having them specially wrapped by the school’s resident elves before returning to the classroom.

Pupils also received some finely wrapped reindeer food to leave out for Santa Claus on Christmas Eve.

FORPS is a group consisting of parents that put on a number of fundraising events throughout the academic year designed to raise funds for school projects and charities throughout the region.

Since their inception in 2012 they have purchased £25,000 worth of equipment across various departments at Rydal Penrhos, including Lights for the Rick Maple Drama studio, Lego Mindstorm sets, the Greenpower electric car kit and a Harp for the Prep School.

Deputy Head Tim Cashell, said: “Our Friends of Rydal Penrhos committee do some amazing fundraising throughout the year, and their contribution to our charity work in Uganda was another fantastic sum of money that we are very appreciative of.”

 

Photo caption: Friends of Rydal Penrhos chair Gail Lavery presents a cheque to Rydal Penrhos’ Uganda team.

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