Pupils' fundraising treats Warwickshire's young carers to well-earned break - The Rugby Observer

Pupils' fundraising treats Warwickshire's young carers to well-earned break

Andy Morris 21st Sep, 2017   0

YOUNG carers will be treated to a well-deserved break thanks to fundraising pupils at Princethorpe College.

Pupils presented over £5,800 to Warwickshire Young Carers following a year of fundraising, after the charity was nominated as the school’s house charity for the school year 2016-17.

Fundraising events over the year included a talent show, a ‘bags2school’ collection to recycle unwanted clothes, teachers taking to the stocks, stalls at the Christmas and summer fairs, a carwash and cake sales.

Warwickshire Young Carers chief executive Deb Bignell said she was delighted.




She added: “We will use this money to organise a residential activity week for 40 young carers. It will make a difference to their lives by allowing them to have a break and to have some fun.

“I know from feedback we have received before how much such an opportunity means to young carers and their families.”


She visited the school where she was handed the cheque by sixth form charity prefects Ben Haden and Samantha Bromage-Eccles.

Princethorpe house activities co-ordinator Faye Roberts said: ”The College has a strong ethos of kindness. Every year we ask pupils to work together to fundraise for a charity they have chosen.

“There is always a lot of inter-house rivalry so the events we organise are a lot of fun and we know we are doing good too.

“This is a fantastic fundraising total and I am really proud of our pupils.”

The College has adopted brain injury charity Headway as its chosen charity for 2017-18.

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