Friday 24th April was a Senior School Charity Day at Bishop's Stortford College in aid of Target Ovarian Cancer. Every year over 7000 women are diagnosed with Ovarian Cancer and this charity offers support for women dealing with the disease, which recurs in 70% of suffers, as well as funding ovarian cancer specific research.
Pupils paid £2 each to come in non-uniform and cakes were baked, sold and enjoyed by all. There was also plenty of chance to work off the cake in the Bishop's Stortford College Super Sporty Challenge. Target Ovarian Cancer is keen that fundraisers take part in challenges; each day is a challenge for women living with this ovarian cancer.
Four mixed teams made up of Upper Fifth and Upper Sixth pupils and staff battled it out on the fields of 5-a-side footie and on the courts of volleyball and netball. Matches were played in great spirit and the good humour was infectious.
The source of all of this charitable chaos is a group of four Lower Sixth pupils who took the initiative and asked the Charity Committee if they could do something for Target Ovarian Cancer, since they know someone who has been battling ovarian cancer for some time. Thanks to the boys’ ‘go for it’ approach, they managed to raise £40 in 2 minutes by each drinking a bottle of pop through one of their friend’s socks! This enthusiastic and energetic spirit continued and the Senior School raised £1500 for their chosen charity. Well done to everyone who took part.
About Bishop’s Stortford College
Bishop’s Stortford College is a co-educational independent day and boarding school that takes pupils from 4 – 18 years with the aim of building confidence for life.
- Bishop's Stortford College is one of is one of the UK’s top performing independent co-educational schools
- As three schools in one, we are large enough to provide an exceptional range of opportunities, whilst each part is small enough for pupils to be known, valued and nurtured as individuals.
- The infectious enthusiasm, imagination and dedication of College staff, in partnership with parents, enables our pupils to grow into happy, well-rounded, skilful and caring young people equipped and ready for the adventures and opportunities life has to offer.
- Breadth of experience is naturally woven into daily life. Our pupils can, and do, pursue high academic standards whilst enjoying and succeeding, in many other interests.