Bohunt School Students Raise Thousands for Charity


November fundraising effort benefits Children in Need, Cancer Research and the Poppy Appeal

Bohunt School raised over £1,250 for Children in Need and the Poppy Appeal, on Friday 17 November, by holding a non-uniform day. Staff and students swapped their school uniforms in return for casual wear to raise money for those less fortunate.

This follows a string of recent fundraising activities, with Bohunt students from George House donating £2,660.42 to Cancer Research earlier in the week, through a variety of activities such as selling Santa hats, Stand up to Cancer badges and cake sales.  Senior Achievement Coordinator, Ellie Roff, even completed a half marathon!

The photograph shows Cancer Research UK’s Area Fundraising Manager, Nicola Dunford, receiving a cheque for £2660.42 from two George House students, Harry Lucas, Helena Jarvis and Rachael Priestley, Achievement Coordinator for George House.

From left to right:    Harry Lucas 11G, Nicola Dunford, Helena Jarvis 9G and Rachael Priestley

Nicola thanked the students for all their hard work and told them that the aim of Cancer Research UK is to increase the number of people surviving cancer from the current 50% to 75% by the year 2023.  It’s a very ambitious target but with the help of people like Bohunt students, scientists are confident they’ll reach their goal.

Neil Strowger, Headteacher of Bohunt School, said, “We are incredibly proud of the dedication and commitment that our young people have shown for helping others around them. The creative ideas and implementation of these events is driven by the students themselves. The time, passion, teamwork and determination that goes into raising the money is exceptional. We have seen first-hand the huge role that these charities play in building and improving the lives of people both within our local community and around the country. This is our opportunity to give something back.

The monies raised by Friday’s non-uniform day will be divided equally between Children in Need and The Poppy Appeal.