14 Feb 14/02/14 – Fundraising for Charity
Two Appleford School pupils have been praised for their fundraising efforts. Each year the pupils at Appleford choose a charity which they raise money for and present a final cheque to at the end of the school year. This year the pupils have decided to support a school in the village of Neemrana, North India.
Jasmine and Ciaran, both aged 13, where inspired by what they heard and decided that they would like to use their entrepreneurial skills to raise money for the charity to help children who have very little. During the Autumn term they set out to raise as much money as possible. They organised, set up and ran a Jumble Sale, Cake Sale, Christmas Stocking Sale and two sponsored silences and to date have raised a total of over £500.00. This has all been done during their lunch and break times.
Headmaster David King said: “We are delighted with Jasmine and Ciaran’s outstanding achievement. They are a credit to themselves and to the school, giving a great example of living the school’s values in helping others to achieve their full potential. It is a great encouragement that our young people make the effort to give up their break times to support a very worthy cause. Well done to both of them”.