Cranleigh pupils raise £21k: Children in Need and seven other charities receive funds

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.

Cranleigh Prep School pupils held various events to raise money for charity last term

Cranleigh Prep School pupils held various events to raise money for charity last term

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.

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