A range of charity initiatives held at Cranleigh Prep School last term saw pupils raise an impressive £21,184.50.
The funds were distributed to a number of different charities, from over £600 collected for Children in Need after creating Pudsey Bear with coins to £200 donated to the Charlie Waller Memorial Trust after workshops held by Dick Moore.
The £420 raised on Mufti Day will be distributed to the four charities the school is supporting this academic year: Plastic Oceans UK (lower school), Mercy Ships (middle school), CWMT and Finlay’s Fighters (upper school).
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The children came up with their own ideas for fundraising too.
Year-eight pupils gave over £330 to Teenage Cancer from the proceeds of their cake sale and four Year 6 pupils raised £264.50 for Mercy Ships at their joint Birthday party, by requesting charity donations instead of presents.
A further £17,000 was raised at our Christmas Fair for the Cranleigh School Foundation.
The children made over 100 Christmas shoe boxes for disadvantaged children in Romanian; the music department also donated circa 60 musical instruments.
In the final week of term, £1,421 was raised for Chernobyl Children’s Project UK, with proceeds from our Chamber Choir carol singing, the children wearing Christmas jumpers and donations at the school carol service.
Two year-eight girls gave a further £800 to Finlay’s Fighters after designing and selling Christmas cards.