14th January 20
Ryshel and Ashra from North London Hospice came in to receive a cheque from our Y8 students for £1000. Last term the Y8 students had taken on the High Five Challenge to turn £5 into fundraising for the local charity.
North London Hospice has been caring for local people since 1984, helping those with a potentially life-limiting illness who have specialist needs by providing physical, emotional and spiritual care to patients and families, friends and carers.
The money raised by our intrepid Y8s is enough to a nurse for over a week, 25 days of meals at the Health and Wellbeing Centre for a patient and their carer or a high tech mattress which helps prevent bed sores.
Students came up with ingenious ways of raising money using their fiver as a starting place. From teaching card magic to Lower School students, organising a Fifa tournament in a lunchtime, cutting a deal with a local creative business to sell their creations in the run-up to Christmas or creating beautiful bespoke jewellery on a tiny budget – their ideas came to life and created cash.
Drama teacher, Lynne who organises the initiative each year said: “As well as providing much needed funds for a local charity, the experience also provides a great learning opportunity for students who have to learn about everything from marketing to profit margins to make their money work for them.”