Shrewsbury School

Michaelmas Term charity fundraising reaches a record £22,000

Tuesday 10 December 2019

A huge thank you to pupils, staff, parents and the wider Shrewsbury School community who have given so generously this term of their time, money, gifts and support.

A wonderful range of fundraising and charity events have taken place across the School over the last few months, raising not just money but also awareness and concern for many different charities and the work that they do.

The Salopian Postcard Art Exhibition and Auction held in September raised more than £1,500 for the Shewsy, the School's youth club in Everton, Liverpool.

The New Entrants' Concert raised £120 for Alder Hey Hospital - a charity also supported by Moser's Hall.

The 50 runners taking part in the Shrewsbury Half-Marathon in October combined tremendous fund-raising activity with their training programmes and raised almost £6,000 for the Andrew Grene Foundation in Haiti and for Medic Malawi.

Medic Malawi was very grateful for the £1,000 donated at the House Singing Competition and £1,500 collected at the St Cecilia Concerts, which was also shared with the Shewsy.

Jonathan Hart, General Manager for the School caterers Holroyd Howe, raised £320 for Cash for Kids, having been challenged by his staff to do a bungee jump.

At the end of November, £4,000 was raised for Shrewsbury FoodBankPLUS at their marvellous Christmas Fair, hosted in Quod. Many thanks to the Global Social Leaders pupil group and the Shrewsbury School Parents' Association for all their hard work alongside staff from the Foodbank - and to the many parents and staff who donated food and gifts - who helped make this event such a success.

A further £1,500 has been raised for the Foodbank from sales of Shrewsbury School mugs - with thanks to Toby Percival for a huge amount of time spent printing and delivering these.

In preparation for their tour to East Africa during the Christmas holidays, members of the Royal Shrewsbury School Hunt raised almost £2,500 for Restart, the orphanage and women's workshop in Kenya that they will be visiting during their trip.

Finally, a huge thank you and well done to Clair Evans, part of the catering team in KH, who gathered together a tremendous collection of gifts for elderly patients in the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital, who would not otherwise receive any Christmas presents. This is something she has been doing for many years - and staff and pupils at the School responded enthusiastically to the request to join in. The gifts were taken to the hospital on the last weekend of term by Clair and a group of Shrewsbury School singers, who led patients, relatives and staff in a lovely afternoon of carol singing.  

 

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