Pupils, staff and the school community at Ipswich School raised £3,891 for Macmillan Cancer Support during the autumn, and were delighted to present this amount to the charity this week.
Fundraising events included cake sales, a Christmas jumper day, collections after Chapel services and concerts and a charity ‘boys v girls’ hockey match organised by two Sixth Form students.
Nicholas Weaver, Ipswich School Headmaster, said: “Care is one of the core values of an Ipswich School education, not just for ourselves and each other, but also for others outside Ipswich School. We are delighted that we have been able to raise so much money to support Macmillan, which we understand will go towards the Macmillan Woolverstone Centre at Ipswich Hospital. I would like to thank everyone in the School community who has contributed to this fundraising effort.”
Helen Glenholmes, Macmillan Fundraising Manager for Suffolk and Waveney, added: “Pupils at Ipswich School should feel incredibly proud of this fantastic donation which will go a long way in supporting Macmillan’s cancer services here in Ipswich. More than 27,000 people are currently living with cancer in Suffolk, and we rely heavily on donations from the local community to ensure we can provide support to every family affected by this terrible disease. It has been a pleasure to work closely with Ipswich School and to congratulate them on this amazing achievement!”
For more information on Ipswich School’s work in the community, go to www.ipswich.school/community.