We have some amazing students at our school who are doing amazing things for charity.
This hair used to belong to Mia Tracey in 9King, but it will now be made into a wig and given to a child or young adult who is recovering from cancer treatment. The charity that Mia donated to is called the ‘Little Princess Trust’, www.littleprincesses.org.uk/donate-hair. Alice Lambert in 7Otter has done the same thing, and sent me before and after pictures:
Arran Goode in 8Story decided to shave his head to raise money in aid of NHS Charities Together. So far Arran is raised £390 and if you would like to donate you can do this through Arran’s GoFundMe page https://www.gofundme.com/f/arrans-shaved-head-for-nhs?qid=d551c133ca19aa35fda585cc4fbb444d
Arran said, “Shaving my head was nerve-racking. Not a nice experience having my 10 year old brother destroy my hair, the fact he was enjoying it also was rather odd! I just woke up that morning and thought why not ‘brave the shave’ to raise some money for charity, so I did it, raising a continually upgoing sum of money for the NHS. I chose NHS charities together as it supports those who are currently in hospital and those risking their health to protect that of others. It wasn’t all that bad really.”
Rupert Reddington (8Otter) ran a marathon during January to raise funds for a prostate cancer charity, in memory of his grandad. Rupert (and his mum) have raised £335 - if you would to support Rupert his JustGiving page is here: https://runthemonthme.prostatecanceruk.org/fundraising/colette-and-ruperts-marathon-month?fbclid=IwAR2aoYKzr03Xx6mbmX71pAaLgPEVk8rpKoDoUeVl9VMTJEK_s6tXqCC4y0o
Samuel and Abby Taylor (9Ridgeway & 7 Ridgeway) shared their lockdown challenge. They are completing a triathlon during lockdown: running, cycling and walking a marathon, with all the money raised going the Barnabas Fund (www.barnabasfund.org) which is an aid agency for the persecuted church. They help to free brick-kiln workers from the debt that they owe to brick-kiln owners, setting them free from bondage. To date Barnabas have freed 1,261 families. What an incredible thing to do.
Nellie Pegg in 10Burrows has been busy fundraising with her rugby team. Worthing RFC are raising funds for a new roof and set the whole club the challenge to walk, jog or run the most kilometres and raise a target amount in the first two weeks of February. The Girls Under 15s have been clocking up the kms and smashed through their fundraising target! Nellie’s currently on £250 and has walked 36.6km. Eve Ursell in 10Wilson is also taking part in this challenge and has so far run around 30km, although she may have had to swim some of this with the flooded paths around her home!