Steyning school students show ‘care, kindness and acceptance’ at fundraising week

Raffle prizes donated by parents and local businesses
Raffle prizes donated by parents and local businesses

MORE than £1800 was raised by Steyning Grammar School Sixth Form College during their Big Fundraising Week.

The event was kicked off with the Sixth Form College’s induction party, which was held on Wednesday, September 23.

Students dressing up for the fundraising party

Students dressing up for the fundraising party

The first charity event of the school year for Steyning Grammar, this party raised £656 for Christian Aid in support of the refugee crisis.

The induction party is held every year to welcome new students to the college, giving all sixth formers the chance to get to know one another at the start of the new academic year. It also provides an opportunity to raise funds for the year’s Sixth Form College chosen charity.

The college students dressed up in costume following the chosen ‘Disney’ theme.The evening was organised by the Student Charity Committee, and student DJ, BJ Oladokun kept everyone dancing. Student photographer Bryony Martin also took photos as students arrived on the red carpet.

Mr Nick Wergen, Steyning Grammar School headteacher, said: “I am always proud of how our students live out our ethos of ‘care, kindness and acceptance’. They have got off to a flying start raising money for such good causes - this is a real sign of their spirit and commitment.”

Macmillan representative with the Steyning Grammar School students

Macmillan representative with the Steyning Grammar School students

On Friday, September 25, the Sixth Form College also took part in the World’s Biggest Coffee Morning in aid of Macmillan. Led by the Year 13 Liason Committee and A Level Health and Social Care students, treats such as lemon drizzle, fruit cake, chocolate brownies and tiffin were baked and sold to raise money for charity.

All sixth formers, teaching and support staff were invited, and for a £2 donation, participants were served coffee, tea or hot chocolate, and a range of homemade cakes.

Prizes for the raffle were donated by Steyning Book Shop, The Steyning Post Office, La Maison Verte, Clock Tower Florist, several businesses in Cobblestone Walk, Chez Joel, the Pizza Oven, the Bloomsbury Clinic, Jeremy’s Greengrocer, Jasmine’s florist, Village Care in Henfield and Chardonnay Resturant Washington.The star prize was two pairs of passes for Spocktober Fest, donated by Tulleys Farm.

The coffee morning was held in the Sixth Form Centre, which was furnished in white and green. Whilst enjoying the refreshments, musical accompaniments were performed by students.

Students perform at the Macmillam Coffee Morning

Students perform at the Macmillam Coffee Morning

With over 525 students in the Sixth Form College and over 200 staff, just over £1100 was raised at the coffee morning to help Macmillan.

£1802 was raised over the Big Fundraising Week in total.

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