Axminster and Chard Academies raised £2,500 for needy
PUBLISHED: 15:01 02 February 2018
Students and staff took part in a series of fundraising events to support the Crisis at Christmas Appeal
Axe Valley Academy and Holyrood Academy joined forces to help the needy during the festive period and raised £2,500, officials announced last week.
Each tutor group was challenged to raise the £26.08 it takes to secure a place for one person to be looked after during the Christmas week through the Crisis at Christmas appeal.
Many far exceeded the target with creative fundraising events including sponsored crutch walking, sponge the teacher, gunge the sixth former, silences, cake sales, car washes and crossbar challenges.
The staff got involved too, with a group of teachers from both the Axminster and Chard schools cycling overnight to raise awareness of homelessness, some covering a massive 200km.
Dave MacCormick, vice principal, said: “I was absolutely delighted to pay such a fantastic amount of money into Crisis’ account this Christmas and help so many people.
“The students at both schools worked incredibly hard to raise money to help those less fortunate and many gave their time and money generously to make a difference. We are so proud of what they achieved.”
“The teachers who endured a mammoth overnight bike ride also deserve huge credit. They all stepped out of their comfort zones to teach our students a really important lesson about putting others first.”
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