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School takes on Two Challenges to Help Local Hospice


Oct 10, 2016

DURHAM High School for Girls are in a fundraising frenzy with two year groups taking on separate challenges in aid of St Cuthbert’s Hospice.

Year 12 students will take on a School Accumulator Challenge worthy of Lord Sugar and the candidates of The Apprentice. The students will use their team work, entrepreneurial skills and budget management expertise to turn £50 into as much profit as possible in a ten week time frame. They will create and run a small business to enable them to increase their turnover, all for a good cause.

Junior School students will step into Christmas and take part in a festive Santa Fun Run during PE lessons in the run up to the Christmas holidays. Each pupil taking part will be sponsored for the fun run and they will receive a certificate to mark their achievement in undertaking the fun challenge.

Jade McArdle, Community Fundraiser at St Cuthbert’s Hospice said: “We’re delighted to have two year groups take part in two different fundraising challenges for us. Durham High School for Girls have been great supporters of ours for a long time. These challenges are fun ways for the students to raise money for the Hospice. We offer a wide range of facilities to people in the local community, including a Children’s Bereavement Service to support children who are coping with bereavement. The money raised by the School will directly benefit local children and their families.”

To find out how your school can take part in a Santa Fun Run or School Accumulator Challenge please contact the Fundraising Team on 0191 386 1170 or email jade.mcardle@stcuthbertshospice.com

By Emily