March - Children raise over £1000 for Marie CurieIt’s not easy raising £1000. But that’s exactly what seven junior pupils at the Royal Alexandra and Albert School have done. In fact they raised £1098.64 by organising a series of events to raise money for Marie Curie Cancer Care.
The Year 6 House Prefects came up with the idea of raising money for charity and initially had a target of £500. They arranged various events which included a cake sale, ‘Bits and Bobs’ sale, Silence Challenge, Mufti Day, colouring competition and collecting outside Morrisons in Caterham.
Mrs Sue Newell, Matron in Rank Weston House at the school commented “The children came up with the ideas for raising money on their own initiative. They set up and managed the events with minimal input from adults and everything ran very smoothly. To have raised double their target is a tremendous result. ”
Headmaster Paul Spencer Ellis adds “It’s amazing what can be achieved when you have a determined group of 10 and 11 year olds. It has been a great experience and they have seen that they can make a real difference by their own efforts.”
The children presented a cheque to Rosalind Hooper, the Area Fundraising Manager for Marie Curie who was delighted to receive the donation. She explained that the money will provide nursing care to people who are very ill and also support their families.