Cranleigh Prep raised over £21,000 for charity last term
14th January 2019

The children at Cranleigh Prep took part in a wide range of charity initiatives last term, raising an impressive £21,184.50.

The funds were distributed to a number of different charities, from over £600 collected for Children in Need after filling Pudsey Bear with a variety of coins to £200 donated to the Charlie Waller Memorial Trust after Dick Moore’s workshops.

The £420 raised on Mufti Day will be distributed to the four charities the School is supporting this academic year:  Plastic Oceans UK (Lower School), Mercy Ships (Middle School), CWMT and Finlay’s Fighters (Upper School).  The children came up with their own ideas for fundraising too.  Year 8 pupils gave over £330 to Teenage Cancer from the proceeds of their cake sale and four Year 6 pupils raised £264.50 for Mercy Ships at their joint Birthday party, by requesting charity donations instead of presents. 

A further £17,000 was raised at our Christmas Fair for the Cranleigh School Foundation.  The children made over 100 Christmas shoe boxes for disadvantaged children in Romanian; the Music Department also donated circa 60 musical instruments.

In the final week of term, £1,421 was raised for Chernobyl Children’s Project UK, with proceeds from our Chamber Choir carol singing, the children wearing Christmas jumpers and donations at our School Carol Service.  Two Year 8 girls gave a further £800 to Finlay’s Fighters after designing and selling Christmas cards. 

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