Year 8 students at Bishop Stopford school have been doing some fantastic fundraising for Cransley Hospice by taking part in our ‘Flourishing Fivers’ challenge.
The students took their £5 notes, kindly donated by their parents, and were tasked with turning this into as much money as possible for the Hospice. There were so many innovative fundraising ideas that the students poured an incredible amount of effort into. They held a treasure hunt, a pudding party and even a sponsored silence!
Their efforts were rewarded by managing to raise a total of £1,002.06! The Cransley Hospice Fundraising team needs to raise over £1.4 million per year to ensure services will always remain free and outstanding for patients. By helping us to fundraise, the Bishop Stopford school has enabled us to continue to provide the same level of service to our community and to further expand our service so that we can help more local people.
Cransley Hospice Community Fundraiser Sophie Dinnie attended the school on the 5th June to deliver an assembly to the students and to gratefully receive the cheque. She passed on the appreciation of the charity for their amazing efforts and was excited to hear from the students themselves about how they had managed to raise the money.
Sophie commented: “I was blown away with the passion and enthusiasm of the students – and the amount they have managed to raise between them from just £5 donations is really impressive. Without the support of local schools, we would really suffer, as these students are our donors and volunteers of the future, so it’s fantastic that they’re so supportive of the work we do at such a young age!”
Cransley Hospice would like to say a HUGE thank you to all of the students who took part in the challenge, as well as to Mrs Sansam and the rest of the staff at Bishop Stopford school for their support.
If you’d like your school to get involved in our student fundraising programmes, including our ‘Jam Jar Army,’ our ‘£10 Challenge’ or even our ‘Teddy Bear’s Picnic’ for nurseries, please get in touch!