Fundraising for charity

Our GCSE Citizenship students are planning a range of activities over the Easter holidays to fundraise for charities as part of their assessment.

Four Year 9 students will walk the Saints Way, which runs from Padstow to Fowey, to raise money for Cancer Research UK. The group –  Harry, Hugh, Joe, and Jake, all 14 – will walk 50 km over two days.

Hugh says: “We chose the charity because it is something which has affected the families of the whole group. We’re advertising the event on posters in Golant and Fowey and in school. We were hoping to raise £1000 and we already have over £450.”

Ann-Maree James, Area Volunteer Manager at Cancer Research UK, said: “We are delighted that the boys have chosen to fundraise for Cancer Research UK, and wish them success with the Saints Way walk.  Our groundbreaking work has saved millions of lives, but more than 1 in 3 people will develop cancer at some point in their lives so there’s much more we need to do.”

This week the students met MP, Stephen Gilbert, when he visited the school. He was delighted to hear about the boys’ efforts and agreed to use Twitter to help promote their cause further.

John Perry, Headteacher, added: “This is a great cause which has had an impact on my own family, and I am very proud that the boys are so determined to raise funds in such an impressive way.”

The boys’ Just Giving page can be found here:

Meanwhile, Jack and Tom 13, and Josh and Jordan, 14, are cycling 75 miles for CLIC Sargent. The boys enjoy cycling so decided to incorporate it into a fundraising plan to cycle the Camel Trail several times.

Jack says: “We think it will take one to two days, and Josh has contacted campsites for free stays – we want people to know that we are going to put a lot of effort into this to generate a lot of money for CLIC.”

Stephanie Cherington-Rimmell, Cornwall Fundraising Manager for CLIC Sargent says: “This is a big challenge for the team, but I am sure they will enjoy every second of it! We are so grateful for the support of each of the cyclists and the Fowey Community College. CLIC Sargent provides clinical, practical, emotional and financial help to children and your people with cancer and their families. We provide support where and when the families need it most but would not be able to do this without the support of our local community. Last year, we provided support for 76 families in Cornwall and this challenge will help us continue that support.”

John Perry, headteacher, said: “I am delighted that the boys are supporting CLIC Sargent in such a way. We have supported the charity for some time now and I am pleased that the boys are taking such an active approach to raising funds for such a serious cause.”

The team’s CLIC Just Giving page can be found here:

Fowey students meet Stephen Gilbert MP