Almondbury students go the extra mile for charity

The school has a long tradition of supporting local and international charities, with each year group choosing its own charity every year.

Almondbury High School's head girl Sophie Linford and head boy Joel Horsfall with a giant cheque showing how much they and their fellow students have raised for a charity over the last year.

When it comes to helping others, pupils at Almondbury High School have excelled.

They have thrown themselves intro charity fundraising with gusto. Over the last year, they have organised a wide range of events in aid of a host of good causes.

The school has a long tradition of supporting local and international charities, with each year group choosing its own charity every year.

However, recently students have really pushed the boat out- and dug deep into their own pockets to support those in need.

Fundraising activities have included talent shows, raffles, non-uniform days, sponsored skipping, cake sales, swims and fun runs as well as Macmillan coffee mornings.

There have seem some sterling individual efforts, such as Year 10 pupil Jordan Thomas and Thomas Berry (Year 11) who both shaved their heads in aid of charity!

In addition to their charity events, which are often organised by the pupils themselves, students have also donated clothes, stationary and sports gear to Lockwood-based charity CART.

School bursar Mrs Cathy Bird, said: “It’s a remarkable achievement that pupils are so willing to organise and lead fundraising events, and that the pupils and their families and friends continue to support them so generously.”

Since April 2013 Almondbury pupils have raised over £3,500. This includes: £616 for Red Nose Day, £198 for the Almondbury School’s Community Partnership, £114 for the British Heart Foundation, £277 for local charities, £222 for Jeans for Genes, £140 for Macmillan Nurses, £834 for Children In Need and £599. for the Phillipines Disaster Fund.

As part of the Almondbury School’s Community Partnership, the High School pupils have also collected £273 for Kirkwood Hospice and £273 for the Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice.

 
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