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Charities Fair raises more than £18,500 for Right4Children, Doctors for Nepal and Days for Girls ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

Our annual Charities Fair took place on Sunday in support of our long-term commitment to various charities and organisations working with children in Nepal. This year, we raised a total of £18,568.73 for three important charities: Right4Children, Doctors for Nepal and Days for Girls.

Pupils worked hard to organise a number of stalls for the Fair.

Right4Children is a charity that we've supported for many years now. It's an NGO based in Pokhara, Nepal, which is dedicated to improving the lives and living standards of disadvantaged children, youths, and their families, and to help those children and young people to exercise their rights and voices and reach their full potential. Click here to view our video from our most recent trip to Nepal highlighting our work with this charity.

Days for Girls is an international charity working to create 'a world where periods are never a problem'. The charity advances menstrual equity, health, dignity, and opportunity for all.

Doctors for Nepal aims to improve healthcare in rural Nepal by empowering impoverished students to serve as doctors, nurses, and midwives in isolated rural communities. The charity also provides scholarships for underprivileged medical, nursing and midwifery students, who then return to their remote communities to provide desperately needed medical care.

Head of Charities and Outreach Doc Fearnley commented: “Parents gave incredibly generously in the lead up to Charities Fair, offering some amazing lots for the online auction, and were equally generous on the day of the fair itself. We are delighted with the final amount raised and would like to take this opportunity to thank all of the parents, pupils and staff involved in making the weekend such a success.”

Sponge throwing at Head Richard Jones!

Each house organised a number of stalls which were staffed by pupils. Pupils went to every effort to create a varied and interesting event, with stalls offering everything from hampers and a boozy tombola for parents, homemade bread and Christmas cards, and handmade jewellery. Pupils even put on a mini festival with live performances, as well as the traditional Harthan thrift shop and Allan tea room. Hair wraps and face painting were popular amongst the pupils, and the Nepal stand selling cashmere pashminas and jewellery was popular with the parents. It was great to see a selection of Bryanston Calendars on sale, which had been lovingly created by the Hygge Club.

The day was finished with a spectacular fireworks display.

The day began with a special Remembrance Service in St. Martin’s Church, held by Revd. Jo Davis. Numerous activities took place throughout the day, including sponge throwing, table tennis and throwing balls in the milk pail.

Doc Fearnley added: “We were really pleased to welcome more than 200 parents on the Sunday evening for a roast in the dining hall, and many also joined us for a drink in the EEMR, hosted by the Bryanston Parents’ Association.”

The wonderful day was finished with a spectacular fireworks display.

Click here to see our full gallery of photos from the day.