Pupils raise over £5,000 for charity of the year

During Michaelmas term the Kingham Hill School Charity Committee selected its charity of the year, Centrepoint, and carried out a number of impressive fundraising events during the Lent term to raise money for its Bursary scheme.

Centrepoint, a charity that helps to support young people who are homeless, was chosen by the committee because of the brilliant, inspiring and worthwhile work it does to help young people get into safe environments and back into education and the workplace.

Across the Lent term our pupils organised and ran a number of fundraising events, from own clothes days, cake sales, movie nights, a sponsored beard shaving and an ice cream stand. These events received immense support from the school community, especially Mr Seward's Beard-exit, which saw £1,460 raised and Oliveri Barber's travelling to the school to carry out the beard shave in front of a full Chapel.

One pupil, in particular went above and beyond in her quest to raise money; Sixth Former Lucy took part in the School's sponsored sleep out on site and organised her own sponsored walk. Lucy raised £538, an incredible individual effort.

In May, the School was proud to invite Peter from Centrepoint in for a special assembly last week where our pupils presented him with a cheque for an impressive £5,627.43.

Peter spoke with our pupils about the bursary scheme their donations will support to help young homeless people get into and continue education. Well done to everyone for their hard work, we are very proud of their efforts and the worthy cause the money will be supporting.