Girls’ marathon earns £4,239
CHARITABLE students at the King’s Girls’ Division reaped the rewards of a marathon fundraising drive when they presented a cheque for £4,239.75 to a children’s charity.
Visyon, based in Congleton, provides support to children and young people aged four to 25 and their families, who are dealing with a range of issues, from bereavement and bullying to abuse and self-harm.
Sandi Marshall, Visyon’s business development manager, said: “Visyon is absolutely thrilled with the fundraising efforts of the students at King’s School, who raised an amazing £4239.75 towards the Stand Tall for Visyon campaign.
“Visyon currently has nearly 400 children and young people waiting for support and is aiming to raise £100,000 to reduce waiting times.
“King’s School’s fundraising will help Visyon to get support to these children and young people when they need it most.”
The fundraising efforts at King’s Girls has spanned every year group, with year seven students holding a sponsored Santa Dash and year eight pupils holding a stationery stall.
Pupils in years eight and nine took on a ‘make a pound grow’ challenge, which encourages students to come up with ideas to make a profit on their initial £1. Year 10 held a luxury prize draw at a school gala dinner and the year 11 prefects held a Christmas Party.
In addition all girls designed and sold Christmas cards and contributed to a church collection at the end of term. Pupils’ art work was displayed and sold in local law firm Jobling Gowler, and they also had smaller events such as cake sales, a sponsored silence and a Santa’s Grotto.