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The return of Charities Weekend for Right4Children

This weekend (12-14 November) saw the return of Charities Weekend, our whole school charity effort. We raised a total of £18,669.47 for Right4Children.

Pupils in Main Hall manning the cake stall

The School was abuzz with fundraising activities, including the selling of homemade cakes and sweets, hair cutting, craft stalls, clothing stalls and even throwing wet sponges at members of staff!

Parents were invited to attend a Nepalese pre-theatre supper on Friday evening before watching the School’s production of ‘The Hug’. The charity supper was served by Greenleaves and Salisbury pupils.

On Saturday afternoon, Connaught House hosted a BBQ at the sports pitches, and in the evening, Portman House sold popcorn and candy floss before the ever-popular Balloon Debate. The fundraising weekend finished with fireworks on Sunday evening on the terrace.

Headmaster Mark Mortimer, Head of Charities Doc Fearnley, Head of Pupil Development Dr Preetpal Bachra and Hsm of Dorset House Mr Beales were all amongst the staff members who had wet sponges thrown at them, for £1 a go towards charity.

Head of Charities Doc Fearnley getting wet sponges thrown at her!

The Silent Auction raised an additional fundraising total of £11,900. History Teacher Ms Quarrell commented: "The fact that this was nearly double the sum we raised in 2019 is testament to the generosity of both donors and bidders. We had a fantastic selection of lots on offer!"

Right4Children is an NGO based in Pokhara, Nepal. The charity is dedicated to improving the lives and living standards of disadvantaged children, youths, and their families, and aims to help those children and young people to exercise their rights and voices and reach their full potential.

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