Sedbergh School kick off their ‘Sedbergh Gives Back’ initiative with a day of charitable activities across the North-West.
Over 550 pupils from Sedbergh School embarked on ‘Sedbergh Gives Back’ an action-packed day of volunteering for local charities which is the first of a wider range of events that the school will undertake to support charities in this Academic year.
Pupils from Carus House fundraised for Age UK by carol singing at the Trafford Centre while Hart House pitched in with The National Trust to preserve woodland, footpaths and wildlife habitats. Girls from Lupton House helped Sunflowers; a charity which supports cancer patients in Merseyside, whilst boys from Evans House fundraised for Great North Air Ambulance and Keswick Mountain Rescue. Powell House pupils travelled to Bendrigg Trust to clean their climbing wall and climbing equipment, move their artists’ studio to a new location, build benches and bin stores as well as maintain pathways.School House helped conserve woodland with Rusland Horizons. Robertson House made and delivered Christmas treats to local charities, Sedgwick House spent the day with Dogs for Good; a charity that trains dogs to work with people with Autism and Winder House worked on maintenance projects for Brathay Trust.
Headmaster, Dan Harrison, told pupils; ‘I would like to thank you for your efforts on Monday in a quite remarkable effort in our first “Sedbergh Gives Back” day. As the terms go by, we will do more for others and for the planet, and Monday was just the springboard we needed. Well done!’.
Sarah Garman from Bendrigg Trust said: “We had over 50 young men from Powell House volunteering for Bendrigg Trust and they all did a fantastic job. Having so many people to help was absolutely incredible. With just one Site Supervisor to look after our whole 15-acre site, it would have taken us months to achieve the same results as they did in just 8 hours. We are very grateful for the way they threw themselves into each task and thank them for all their help and support.”