Teachers get a soaking for a worthy cause

Lydia Hartnell and fellow students at The Axe Valley Community College who organised a fund raising

Lydia Hartnell and fellow students at The Axe Valley Community College who organised a fund raising event for The Cystic Fibrosis Trust. - Credit: Archant

Axe Valley Community College students give staff the wet sponge treatment to raise money for the Cystic Fibrosis Trust

Teachers at The Axe Valley Community College get the water treatment.

Teachers at The Axe Valley Community College get the water treatment. - Credit: Archant

Youngsters at Axminster had a splashing time soaking their teachers – and helping a worthy cause

The fun event at The Axe Valley Community College was organised by Year 10 student Lydia Hartnell, to raise money for The Cystic Fibrosis Trust.

She chose the charity because her younger brother Quentin suffers from the condition.

Lydia enlisted the help of several friends to run the “soak the teacher” and cake sale, during the lunch break. They included Bethany Hill, Freya Robley, Emily Badder, Alice Cann, Eve Hardwick, Ethan Hulme, Charley Ovendon, Britney Macklin, Chelsea Dack and Amber Snell .

Axe Valley Community College students Chelsea Dack and Freya Robley go on the run to help raise mone

Axe Valley Community College students Chelsea Dack and Freya Robley go on the run to help raise money for The Cystic Fibrosis Trust. - Credit: Archant


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Afterwards she tanked head teacher Martin Smith and his five colleagues who agreed to offer themselves up as “victims” for the water throwers, along with all those who took along cakes and made donations.

She said: “It was a great deal of fun and we raised an impressive £146.60 during the lunch hour.”

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She added her thanks to all her friends for helping to make the event such a success.

* Cystic Fibrosis is a genetic disease which affects the lungs and digestive system.

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