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Over £100,000 raised for bursaries by Giving Day

A grand total of £103,242 was raised through Ipswich School’s first ever Giving Day on the June 29 & 30.

The fundraising event aimed to maximise awareness, engagement, and donations, and was a huge success with the whole school community getting behind our aim to support at least three Ukrainian pupils in the new academic year.

There was a brilliant buzz on site with the 1399 laps of school field, bake competition and sale, pre-loved clothes sale in the loggia, the teachers’ tug of war, music and ice lollies!

We can reveal that the winner of the ‘best looking cake’ is Abbie G from Year 8, with the runners-up certificate going to Mrs Clark from DT, and that the ‘best tasting cake’ prize was awarded to Mrs Clark, with Calum B in Year 7
the runner-up. Both masterchefs received a specially engraved wooden spoon.

In the tug of war competition, the “DT Destroyers” were victorious, whilst congratulations go to the following winners
of the elite races that started the 1399 laps on Wednesday morning:
• Lower School race: First boy was William G and first girl was Evie Y;
• Middle School: First girl was Darcy G and first boy was Harry G;
• Year 12: First boy was Ollie H in an impressive 4:28 for the mile, with Sarah McN as first girl.

The pre-loved clothes sale organised by some Year 12 students and Mrs Ward raised an amazing £557 towards the total.

Mrs Brown, Development Director said: “I am still in shock about how remarkably well the 36 hours went, we couldn’t have dreamed of such brilliant support! We are absolutely delighted with how it’s gone. Thank you to the entire school for getting behind the day. We are incredibly grateful that so many pupils, parents, staff, Old Ipswichians and friends of the school got involved. There was so much fun on site, especially with the tug of war. Thank you to everybody who has contributed to our first ever Giving Day. It really does mean a lot”.

Mrs Brown explained that as well as the money raised in the school challenges, 330 other donations were received. There were gifts and messages of support from all over the world from the USA, China, UAE, Australia, New Zealand, Germany, Norway and Sweden which really goes to show the breadth of our Ipswich School community across the globe.

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