Friends help raise cash for Haiti appeal
A WEEK of charitable activities at Friends School in Saffron Walden has raised more than �1500 to help people in Haiti. Students had a busy yet rewarding week with a different fundraising event planned for each day and an opportunity for all pupils to be
A WEEK of charitable activities at Friends' School in Saffron Walden has raised more than �1500 to help people in Haiti.
Students had a busy yet rewarding week with a different fundraising event planned for each day and an opportunity for all pupils to be involved.
Haiti ribbons, made by pupils in a design technology class, went on sale on Monday and Year 7 held a special school assembly highlighting Haiti's plight on Tuesday.
The week continued with a sponsored swim organised by Year 11 pupil, Alice Irwin, and a chance to sign the Christian Aid petition - Drop Haiti's Dept.
Friday saw students don the colours of the Haitian flag and wear red tops with blue jeans for a non-uniform day, run a cake sale and perform a mini concert at lunchtime.
Throughout the week a wishing well, made by Friends' School boarders during their weekend activities, was placed around the school in various locations for donations of loose change from pupils, parents and staff.
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To help add to the school's total, Year 9 student Fergus Quill spent Saturday in Saffron Walden with his guitar busking to shoppers and raised �30.
Head of Friends' School, Graham Wigley, said: "It was heartening to see the students' generous response to those who are facing such difficult circumstances. We hope the amount raised goes a little way to help those suffering in Haiti.