… as last minute orders for red roses are frantically placed and chocolates and champagne fly off the shelves, kind-hearted King’s School students turn the demand for Valentine’s Day gifts into a charity fundraising opportunity … for Funny Blood! In fact, Professor Steve Watson – one of our Stakeholders – will be attending and speaking at the event x
Via a Press Release organised by the King’s School Sixth Form Charity Committee, the special Valentine’s Day sale will take place on 14th February and will sell a range of cakes, chocolates and sweets to staff and pupils. All of the funds raised from the sale will be donated to Funny Blood; which is one of several charities selected by the Sixth Form Charity Committee to benefit from a proportion of the funds raised from a number of fundraising events and activities that take place throughout the year.
Chaired by Sarah Le Marchand, King’s School Head of Sixth Form, the Charity Committee comprises 16 students from the Sixth Form and five members of staff “Helping others is important to all of the pupils at King’s. The Charity Committee is extremely popular and we are never short of volunteers! We meet every week to plan events and fundraising activities. Students are enthusiastic and freely give of their time to organise events such as the Valentine’s Sale.” explained Ms Le Marchand.
The Charity Committee also organises an annual Christmas party for the elderly residents of local Sheltered Housing and a summer garden party for the pupils at Fort Royal School. Based in Wyld’s Lane, Fort Royal School supports the needs of children, aged 2-11 years, who have a range of physical, mental and learning disabilities. The Charity Committee invites the whole school, its staff and helpers for a party in the summer term, which includes: dancing, music, a bouncy castle, magic show and a BBQ lunch.
“Each year the Sixth Form Charity Committee raises around £3000 for local and national charities. This makes up a significant proportion of the total funds raised by the whole of the School. Last year alone the School raised a staggering £16,000 for charity,” concluded Ms Le Marchand.
Thanks to Hannah at HW Communications for the Press Release, we appreciate you allowing us to use it x