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Pupils raise vital funds for local charity


Jan 5, 2017

Pupils at Kings Priory School have been raising money for a fantastic local cause over the last few weeks.

Last term pupils from the Provost Chapter were involved in a number of fundraising activities which included the sale of festive beanies and a Snowdog hamper.

All of the money raised was for the benefit of St Oswald’s Hospice, which is Provost’s individual Chapter charity for this academic year.

The local charity aims to improve quality of life for everyone in the North East living with an incurable condition.

With the vital support of our volunteers, donors and supporters. St Oswald’s continue to develop and grow their services so that everyone in the region can get access to expert, dignified and compassionate care when they need it.

Provost Chapter raised £500.51 in total for the charity

Laura Smith, Deputy Head of Provost Chapter, said: “The pupils at Kings Priory School really took to the festive fundraising in aid of St Oswald’s Hospice.”

“They could buy the beanies across both school sites and they were sold out within days. I had to contact St Oswald’s to get more because the demand was so great!”

The £500 cheque was presented this to Natalie Santamera from St Oswald’s Hospice by Miss Smith, The Principal Mr Sanderson and representatives from each of the Provost tutor groups.

Miss Smith added: “It is just fantastic to see our pupils supporting local causes and we look forward to more fundraising in Provost Chapter over the next few months.”

At Kings Priory School each of the four school Chapters supports a local charity, whilst the Middle School as a whole supports a national charity and the Senior School an international charity.

Each of chosen charities are the result of a vote by the pupils across the school from Year 5 to Year 13.

By Emily