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.