Ipswich School students spread some charity Christmas cheer

Students from Ipswich School presented a cheque to East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices (EACH) just before Christmas, as the result of a fundraising activity at the school.

The Christmas raffle of a hamper of donated festive treats was organised by the tutor group of Director of Art, Maggie Davis, and is an annual tradition at Ipswich School.  This year over £500 was raised by the Year 9 pupils for EACH, and the pupils met Patsy Johnson-Cisse from the charity at the end of term to pass over the money. 

Maggie Davis said: “I’m so pleased that we’ve been able to raise such a great sum of money for EACH.  The students in my form worked really hard, donating items for the hamper and persuading staff, students, friends and family to buy raffle tickets.  It’s nice to be able to spread some Christmas cheer to the families helped by EACH.”

Patsy Johnson-Cisse added:  “A very big thank you to the pupils of Ipswich School for holding the Christmas Hamper raffle and raising such a fantastic amount of money.  Children raising money for children especially at this time of year is particularly moving and will help us to continue our work supporting and caring for children and families with life threatened conditions.”

Tickets were sold by the pupils, including Year 13 pupil Finn Hudson, around the school and at parents’ evenings and the school play. 

There were a number of other festive charity fundraisers for pupils at both the Senior School and Prep School leading up to the end of term.  At the Senior School, a Christmas Jumper Day, where students and staff wore festive jumpers, or socks, raised over £835 in aid of the Philippines Typhoon appeal, and a staff pantomime for pupils raised £360 for the school’s nominated charities for the term: Mencap, Scope and the British Paraorchestra.  At the Prep School, a Christmas Bazaar organised by pupils from Years 5 and 6 raised over £500 for Ipswich charity Making Tracks’, whilst collections at Christmas concerts and plays raised over £1200 for the Winston’s Wish charity.

For more information contact Moira Bryan, Press and PR Officer: media@ipswich.suffolk.sch.uk

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