Festive Fundraising

Posted on: 15th December 2016

The College has been delighted to support a number of good causes over recent weeks. Monday was Christmas Jumper Day with the majority of staff and pupils donning their jumpers during Christmas lunch. The charities that benefited were nominated by students and were Cardiac Risk in the Young, East Anglia Children’s Hospices, Back-up Trust and Guide Dogs, and the event raised £580.

Our Sixth Form Interact Club have also been extremely busy.  Knowing many people find Christmas a difficult and pressured time, they decided , with the support of the Rotary Club, to organise a collection for the Bishop’s Stortford FoodBank to be distributed to those in need in the run up to Christmas, which was very well supported by the whole College community.

The Club has also been selling crocus bulbs, complete with pots and soil, for a crocus growing competition to be judged in the New Year. The winners of healthiest and best looking plant, best decorated pot, and also the worst looking plant, will all win points for their equipe. They have already raised £110 for mind.

Save the Children is the beneficiary of their next venture which was to sell Candy Canes each break time last  week – the canes cost £1 and they have already raised over £100, with the festive twist being that the canes are sold to be delivered to a friend (or member of staff).

If students did want to buy themselves something sweet then the Interact Club’s final event of a cake sale suited them. Cakes were sold during Saturday break to raise money for Edie’s Butterfly Appeal (for research into Ependymoma, a type of primary tumour on the brain or spinal cord) – a cause they have successfully supported in the past and were delighted to be able to support again.

Faculty Frenzy took place last Thursday; organised by a group of students and in aid of Cancer Research and involved a number of events. There was a basketball shoot off, the chance to test your penalty taking skills against Senor Soriano Vidal in goals and the main event in St Alban’s Hall, where a brave group of staff took part in a number of challenges involving golf balls, balloons and wrapping each other up in newspaper – much to the amusement of the lower college students assembled. Thank you to Mr Gilman for helping to organise and a huge thanks to the staff who got involved.

Lastly, after school last Monday our Brass Quintet and Clarinet Club visited Conewood Manor, where the very appreciative residents were treated to a selection of Christmas carols and festive music.