Students, staff and parents at Lady Manners School have surpassed themselves with an astonishing level of support for good causes during the festive season.
The season of goodwill was kicked off in style as the whole school got behind its Head Boy, Andrew Davies. Andrew was one of six youngsters riding in the BBC One Show’s Rickshaw Challenge, which raises money for Children in Need. His determination to succeed inspired his fellow school officers to arrange a non-uniform day in support of the cause. Word of Andrew’s story spread, and parents and staff alike donated extremely generously to this very good cause. The final total from the school was an astonishing £2,416.42!
Following hard on Andrew’s heels was a group of Year 10 fund raisers, who worked hard to raise awareness amongst students of the work done by MacMillan Cancer Support. They were inspired by the story of one of their number who had personal experience of the excellent work done by this charity. £276 was raised by this small group of determined youngsters.
Proving that charity is not all about giving money, an appeal for clothes and equipment for use by refugees in Paris and Bulgaria was met with enthusiasm. RefugEase is a charity that helps refugees who are fleeing war and conflict. An appeal for rucksacks and bags full of useful items was made to Lady Manners School, and local primary schools. The result was a room brim-full of aid, which was collected by the charity and delivered to the people who most need it. Students were delighted to be able to make a difference, and are looking forward to receiving photos of their aid being distributed.
Duncan Meikle, Headteacher at Lady Manners School said: “It is always inspiring to see our students making such an effort to help those facing challenges. The recent charitable endeavours have been driven by youngsters who have shown remarkable levels of determination. We are proud of all that they have achieved.”