As part of their extensive Caritas activities, Year 12 students at Our Lady’s Convent School, Loughborough have recently donated funds to two charities. The students identified Hope Against Cancer based in Leicestershire and the national Help for Heroes charity to benefit from their charity challenge. The challenge was to raise £500 in one month to be shared equally between the two organisations.
What makes this year’s activities different is the creativity of thought that has been put into the fundraising events: lunchtime fancy dress parades, selling tickets to the ‘Teachers’ OSCARS®’, a Happy Helpers ‘slave’ auction and finally a ‘Great Convent Bake-Off’. These events fired the imagination and enthusiasm of all the senior students and culminated with a ‘Bake-Off’, which was held during the four week challenge period. Elimination rounds were judged by willing members of staff and the nail-biting final was judged by a representative from each charity and Mrs Hawley, headteacher.
Once the funds had been counted, Year 12 invited Mrs Muriel Green of Help for Heroes and Mrs Diane Miller of Hope Against Cancer to attend an assembly and be presented with their cheques. Each charity received a donation of £231.25 and more funds may yet become available as donations continue to trickle in.
Mrs Hawley, headteacher, said of the girls’ efforts; “We are so proud of how hard the Year 12s have worked this year in coordinating innovative and interesting activities, involving the whole senior school in their events and generating valuable funds to two very deserving charities.”
Mrs Diane Miller from Hope Against Cancer and Mrs Muriel Green representing Help for Heroes collect their cheques from Megan Price at Our Lady’s Convent School, Loughborough.