Readathon’s happy ending
PUBLISHED: 09:07 06 June 2013 | UPDATED: 09:07 06 June 2013
Colyton Grammar School students raise £1,210 for three charities
A two-week readathon by youngsters at Colyton Grammar School had a happy ending for three worthy causes.
Inspired by World Book Day, in March, the Year 7 youngsters had to choose books to read in their own time, with the emphasis on trying new authors, whilst also collecting sponsorship for their reading.
Their total was a fantastic £1,210, with Emily Mulley putting in a brilliant personal effort to raise more than £200.
The money will be split between three charities: CLIC Sargent and Roald Dahl’s Marvellous Children’s Charity - which both provide support for children with cancer and other serious illnesses - and ReadWell which provides books and storytellers to children in hospital.
English teacher Helen Millman-Jones, who organised the event, said: “It has been wonderful that the students have been so enthusiastic about reading and have raised such an amazing sum.”
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