5th November 2021 — The School community votes annually to adopt a charity and, over the past twelve years, has raised more than £240,000 for a variety of good causes.
Throughout the year, pupils run a wide range of fundraising activities including a Lip Sync Battle, a Runathon, a Boules competition, bake sales and “mufti” days. In the past, large contributions have come from sponsorship of pupils taking part in the gruelling Devizes to Westminster canoe race at Easter.
Jane Hubbard, Head of Charities, Dauntsey’s, said:
“We wanted to choose a mental health charity this year because we are so aware of the impact of lockdown, not only on our students, but also on the wider population.
“It has been a really difficult time for everyone and we wanted to show our support and encouragement for those who have suffered during this time. Raising money for MIND is one way to do that.
“We are very hopeful that we will reach or exceed a grand total of £250,000 raised for charity in the last decade or so.”