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Wellacre Raises £689 For Charities

Posted at 2:27 pm on 25th April, 2019

House Fundraising Event

Every year, Wellacre’s students and staff dedicate the month of March to fundraising for charities.  

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Challenged by Miss Wicks, Wellacre’s Lowry, Turing and Pankhurst Houses selected their own causes to support.  They competed in an appointed week to raise as much funds as possible, as well as earn house points.

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Through their House teams on Wellacre’s Executive Council, Lowry students chose Macmillan Cancer Support, Pankhurst selected Dogs Trust and Turing decided to split funds raised between The Toy House and Christie's.

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In tutor groups, students brainstormed and put into action a wide variety of fundraising ideas ranging from tuck shops and raffles, to leg waxes and Mario Kart racing competitions.

The grand total raised by Wellacre was £689.58 and the winning House was Turing, who collected £325.95.  Highlights included a well-stocked tuck shop raising over £130, a sponsored silence raising £100 and a bushtucker trial of ‘rotten eggs’, a ‘frog spawn’ smoothie and holding giant morio worms in contestants’ mouths raised nearly £25.  

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Pankhurst House pulled in £265.11 with ice-cream and bake sales, as well as a Warrior Assault Course to find Wellacre’s fastest student!  Lowry also succeeded in raising almost £100 with their endeavours.

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Principal Miss Wicks, said:

“Wellacre’s community spirit shone through again this year, with our Houses raising a great deal of funds for charities close to their hearts.  Student and staff ingenuity and commitment to fundraising makes me really proud; £689.58 shows a fantastic fundraising effort!”