Gabby steps in to boost school’s fundrais­ing day

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The judges Ka­t­rina Lasocki, Sue An­drews, Gabby Lo­gan and Daniel A TV STAR gave her sup­port to girls who made more than £7,300 for their school as part of a huge fund rais­ing event.

Pupils at Bea­cons­field High School took part in In­ter­na­tional Stu­dent Fundrais­ing Day on Thurs­day, July 16 and were vis­ited by pre­sen­ter Gabby Lo­gan for the event.

Ger­rards Cross law firm B P Collins LLP was the lead spon­sor for the day, with part­ner Sue An­drews join­ing Strictly Come Danc­ing star Gabby as a judge in a dance con­test tak­ing place on the day.

The dance con­test was part of a se­ries of events tak­ing place at the school to raise funds and was the cul­mi­na­tion of weeks of prac­tice and pre­lim­i­nary rounds for girls through­out the school.

The fi­nal­ists gave per­for­mances of dances from around the world which im­pressed the judges and the au­di­ence.

Af­ter much de­lib­er­a­tion from Gabby and Sue, along­side the school’s head of drama Daniel Kedge and head of dance Ka­t­rina Lasocki, the prize for best in­ter­na­tional dance was awarded to a team which had show­case In­dian danc­ing.

Mrs An­drews said: “It was re­ally tough for us to choose just one win­ning team of girls from such a tal­ented pool of dancers, but with the help of Gabby’s ex­pert eye, we de­cided In­dia per­formed best on the day.”

The fundrais­ing day also in­cluded a cook­ing con­test, which pro­duced an ar­ray of cakes and other recipes, while a host of stalls and ac­tiv­i­ties, in­clud­ing a spon­sored zum­bat­hon, a bar­be­cue, a soak the teacher game and tem­po­rary tat­too ap­pli­ca­tions, helped en­sure there was plenty of op­por­tu­nity to add to the fundrais­ing to­tal.

B P Collins’ brand mar­ket­ing man­ager Sa­man­tha Howe and her col­leagues Sharon He­sel­ton and Re­becca Mitchell hosted a raf­fle in the main hall to help fur­ther boost do­na­tions.

Ms Howe said: “It was a bril­liant af­ter­noon and one we were de­lighted to be in­volved in.”

Other spon­sors of the event in­cluded Bea­cons­field based Sa­cla, who pro­vided food and hosted a stall, as well as ac­coun­tancy firm Har­wood Hut­ton, who do­nated funds.

Money raised from the event will be used to re­fur­bish the school’s wash­room fa­cil­i­ties, a pro­ject voted for by the stu­dents.


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