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School Students Raise Funds
11:18am Friday 20th July 2012 in Greenwich
Post 16 students from class FE2 from Charlton School have raised £586 to share between Greenwich & Bexley Community Hospice and Anim-Mates Animal Rescue charity.
The five 16-18 year old lads raised the funds through a raffle, car cleaning events at the school and by making and selling jewellery items from a Greenwich Market stall.
“We have been busy recycling old broken jewellery items into ‘as new’ earrings, pendants, bracelets and rings throughout the term,” said Class Teacher Lynn Cordell-Frisby. “After writing a business proposal to Greenwich Market, our students were kindly given a stall free of charge, where they were able to sell their items on the 6th and 13th July.
Our students were overwhelmed by the commitment and care of workers and volunteers at both charities, and after visiting them, wanted to do as much as they could to help raise the vital funds to keep the good work going.”
The fundraising was all part of two AQA accredited course units related to local current affairs and enterprise work, which involved identifying local organisations in need of support, visiting them to find out more and organising an event to raise funds. The projects provided valuable work experience for the students as well as bringing important aspects of citizenship and community cohesion in to the curriculum.
The students visited Greenwich & Bexley Community Hospice and the Anim-Mates charity on Wednesday 18 to present the funds.
Vanessa Hill from the Hospice team said: “As an organisation we are embedded in the local community so it was great for us to work with local students to highlight the work we do with people with life-limiting illness. We are really impressed by the hard work the students put in to raise much-needed funds.”
Greenwich & Bexley Community Hospice provides free specialist end of life care for people with life-limiting illnesses, as well as providing support for their families, friends and carers.
Services to patients and their families are provided free of charge, but this care does not go without cost as it takes £7 million each year to provide its specialist services. With just one third of this funded from the NHS, the Hospice relies on the support of the community now more than ever before to continue its work.
FOR MORE INFORMATION, visit www.communityhospice.org.uk