mid-September, Lower Sixth Form representatives from all the boarding and day
Houses at Oundle School put together a variety of games and stalls for the
School’s annual Charities Fair.
of Charities, Ian Clark commented, “The event provides an opportunity
for fund and awareness raising and also helps new pupils to the School get a
taste for philanthropic activities. Some stalls were just for fun (throwing
sponges at teachers!) and others raised awareness of real issues such as being
blindfolded and guided around a busy hall in order to get a better
understanding of Battens Disease.
had a choice of charities to support, with many choosing the Battens Disease
Family Association (BDFA), Wateraid and the Sussex Snowdrop foundation. Diabetes
UK, Louis Dundas Fund and others were also represented, with a total sum of just
under £750 being raised.
Harry Daniels (L6) commented, "Grafton House raised over £100 for the
Sussex Snowdrop foundation thanks to our teacher sponging stall. Sussex
Snowdrop foundation is a charity that runs care homes to help support children
with terminal illnesses and give them as many opportunities as they can.
had over 10 different teachers who volunteered to help our fund. The Grafton
Fourth Form all came out to help fill up buckets and to persuade bi-standing
teachers to come and help our cause. Overall I think that it was a very
successful day with money being raised for many different charities."
concluded, “Last year the School raised in excess of £80,000 for local,
national and international charities with Fourth Form pupils also involved in
the Big Give Philanthropy in Schools programme. We look forward to building on
this in 2014/2015 with many different charity initiatives already planned.”