Gabby steps in to boost school’s fundraising day
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.