West Norfolk Mind receive cheque from Wisbech Grammar School

Wisbech Grammar School | 12 Feb 2019 | ISC Icon HMC Icon
Wisbech Grammar School pupils present West Norfolk Mind with a cheque for the recent fundraising efforts by Friends of Wisbech Grammar School.
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A fantastic night was had by all at a recent quiz and chips night held at Wisbech Grammar School. The evening was very well attended with many pupils, parents and staff taking part in a family quiz, organised to raise money for MIND and also to welcome new pupils and their families to the School. £1076.60 was raised for MIND on the night, a charity close to many people‘s hearts. A hearty and delicious fish and chip supper was provided by IB Chippy for everyone while the quiz took place, hosted by Mr Al Duncan, Quizmaster for the evening.

Jo Munson, Chair of Friends of Wisbech Grammar School, said “What a great way to start the school fundraising year. It was fantastic to raise such a large amount for MIND whilst also getting the chance to meet up with both some old faces and new! A huge thank you to all of those who took part and in particular to Mr Timmis for preparing the Quiz and to Mr Duncan for hosting the evening. We would also like to thank Ian at IB Chippy for such fantastic fish and chips! Authentic and very tasty.”

Mind are an independent local charity. They promote positive mental health and social inclusion within the community and provide a variety of resources for people with a mental health issue, their families and friends. They aim to support people to build a meaningful life for themselves and inspire hope for recovery, with or without the continuing presence of mental health problems.

West Norfolk Mind Team Leader Lee Dade said "West Norfolk Mind are so grateful to have been chosen as the beneficiary of Wisbech Grammar School's recent fundraising quiz and we were delighted to visit their impressive school to receive the cheque. The funds will go towards our projects providing emotional and practical support to young people which helps them become more resilient and better able to manage risks which could negatively impact their future mental health and wellbeing."

About Wisbech Grammar School

Wisbech Grammar School is an independent school in Wisbech, Cambridgeshire for ages 4 to 18. It was founded in 1379 by the Guild of the Holy Trinity and is therefore one of the oldest surviving schools. Recent major expansions of the school buildings include a junior school assembly hall, 2 junior classrooms and a sixth form centre building. The school is a member of the Headmasters' and Headmistresses' Conference.

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