Highfield and Brookham children buy ICU nurses a cup of tea

Year 4 at Highfield and Brookham Schools raised money to provide hot drinks and snacks for ICU nurses at the Royal Surrey County Hospital in Guildford. They raised £570 by selling unwanted toys, jet-washing driveways and selling eggs and honey.

Jacob donated his pocked money
Jacob donated his pocked money

12th February 2021 — Year 4 children from Highfield and Brookham Schools in Liphook, Hampshire have been fundraising for a brilliant local fundraiser.

They spent a weekend raising money to provide tea, coffee and treats for the ICU staff at the Royal Surrey County Hospital in Guildford – their way of saying a big thank you.

Sarah Hollingworth, a former teacher at Highfield and Brookham Schools started the fundraiser: "We can help in a small way by sending tea and coffee supplies to our frontline. A big thank you to our carers!"

When the parents and children at Highfield and Brookham Schools heard about the initiative they jumped at the chance at getting involved.

So, last weekend the children baked brownies, jet-washed driveways, sold eggs and home-made honey, raided their piggy banks and sold toys and books for an impressive £570.

This has been added to the total fundraising which currently stands at £2,479.

Phillip Evitt, Headmaster at Highfield School said: "It is a joy to see our children so animated by the mission of giving back to the community.

"It is our job as teachers to lead by example in faith that the children we educate will do the same. At times like these though it is our children leading the way and it makes me extremely proud to witness."

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Ted raised £28.50 jet-washing
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Izzy raised over £150 selling toys to neighbours

Highfield and Brookham Schools (Coed 2-13) is a day and boarding school in Hampshire.

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