Stamford School pupils raise cash for causes

Some of the visitors from Chernobyl at Stamford School
Some of the visitors from Chernobyl at Stamford School
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Stamford School has raised £20,000 for charity throughout the academic year.

Pupils from all year groups have taken part in a variety of fundraising activities including a 24-hour readathon and a number casual clothes days.

Stamford School has continued to build relationships with charities such as The Evergreen Care Trust and the Helpston branch of the Friends of Chernobyl’s Children.

Sixthform students helped the Evergreen Care Trust raise £4,500 their annual ball.

The school has supported the Friends of Chernobyl’s Children with over £1,000 raised from a readathon and a clothing collection.

Friends of Chernobyl’s Children is a charity which raises funds to bring children from Belarus to the United Kingdom for a month every year.

This is the second year that Stamford School has sponsored seven-year-old Danik’s visit to the UK during which he will receive medical and dental treatment.

Ten of the Belorussian children, including Danik, spent an afternoon at Stamford School and the pupils thoroughly enjoyed meeting them all.

Other fundraising efforts included raising £1,539 for Peterborough Soup Kitchen through a collection at the carol service.

Year 8 pupils took part in a sponsored assault course to raise £1,800 for Help for Heroes, and during the Olympic Legacy Week, £1,041 was raised for British Blind Sport.