Princethorpe College has presented a cheque to Warwickshire Young Carers for £5883.84, following a year of fundraising by pupils and staff at the school. The charity had been nominated by pupils as House charity for the school year 2016-17.
The Chief Executive of Warwickshire Young Carers, Deb Bignell, visited the school on Wednesday 20 September to receive the donation and she was presented with a cheque by Sixth Form Charity Prefects Ben Haden and Samantha Bromage-Eccles.
Deb Bignell was delighted and commented, “We will use this money to organise a residential activity week for 40 young carers. It will make a difference to their lives by allowing them to have a break and to have some fun. I know from feedback we have received before how much such an opportunity means to young carers and their families.”
Fundraising events held at the College over the year included a House Talent Show, a bags2school collection (recycling unwanted clothes), teachers taking to the stocks, stalls at the Christmas and Summer Fairs, a carwash and lots and lots of cake sales.
House Activities Co-ordinator, Faye Roberts, said, ”The College has a strong ethos of kindness, every year we ask pupils to work together to fundraise for a charity they have chosen. There is always a lot of inter house rivalry so the events we organise are a lot of fun and we know we are doing good too. This is a fantastic fundraising total; I am really proud of our pupils.”
The College has adopted Headway, the brain injury charity, as its chosen charity for 2017-18.