Funds continue to be raised for local charities by student houses, each competing to win the Thomas Seckford Charity Cup at prize giving day at the end of the School year. With only a few weeks to go we’ve the latest updates on total raised so far as well as events and proposed activities in our roundup.
Raising money for Zest, Young Adult Services, St Elizabeth Hospice in Ipswich, Willard House held an event aptly named ‘Skipping For Cake’ where students did indeed have to pay to participate in skipping activities in exchange for all kinds of different cake. Raising £120.10, this adds to their total raised so far and ensures they remain in the competition for that much coveted Charity Cup! Willard also held a bake sale – cake being a common theme for these students – and the total raised will be confirmed once all the cakes are sold.
Continuing their fundraising efforts for RDA Woodbridge, Arnott House offered fellow students the chance to take part in ‘Shooting Hoops For Charity’, during which the name of the game was to consistently shoot and score to remain in the competition the longest. Those who failed to score had to leave the game and give up their space to another competitor – until in the end one person was left and declared the champion! With funds still rolling in the total amount raised for this particular event is yet to be confirmed but will be added on and reported in our final charity round up of the year where we declare the winners.
In summary, this brings our total funds raised to the following for respective houses and their chosen charities:
The Teapot Project Home | The Teapot Project
£736.59 raised so far this year
Suffolk Wildlife Trust Welcome to Suffolk Wildlife Trust | Suffolk Wildlife Trust
£411.40 raised so far this year
RDA Woodbridge RDA Woodbridge
£1,046.59 raised so far this year
Zest Zest – Young Adult Services – St Elizabeth Hospice Ipswich
£549.34 raised so far this year
The deadline for donations to be declared/submitted is 17 June, this is when final fundraising totals will be recorded. Donations made after that date will of course be donated to the charities they were intended for, however will not count towards the final amount raised. There’s still time for students to think of new fundraising ideas and to organise events – we look forward to reporting on these and the final amounts raised in June.