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Caring students raise thousands of pounds

CHILDREN with cancer were among the good causes backed by kind-hearted Felpham students.

 

Chestnut Tree House children’s hospice is one of the causes they chose to benefit from the latest charity week at Felpham Community College.

 

The two other charities to receive the results of their fundraising efforts are Cancer Research UK and the British Heart Foundation. Activities took place last week across all age groups to ensure as much money as possible was raised.

 

College headteacher Mark Anstiss said: “Every charity week we run a full and varied programme of activities and it is great to see the students’ enthusiasm.

 

“We run events for charity throughout the academic year but this is the week we have a timetable of daily activities and encourage everyone to take part.

 

“Well done and thank you to the students and staff for their efforts and for the support from parents.”

 

The special week has been running for more than 35 years and is much anticipated. The 2017 week raised £3,300 for various charities.

 

The latest action-packed week was again overseen by the college’s sixth form charity committee. The fun included the Felpham’s Got Talent run by each year’s students, a sponsored dog walk with a record number of participants, sponge throws at staff, pictured below left, and sporting events like dodgeball, football and swimming.

 

Break and lunch times were also busy with buzzing entrepreneurs selling various edible and homemade goods and running competitions. Sixth formers took on teachers in a quiz. The week ended with a non-school uniform/fancy dress day for everyone.

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