Girls’ marathon earns £4,239

Macclesfield Express - - CHARITY ROUND-UP -

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.

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