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23rd May, 2022

Tech-savvy students craft fund-raising scheme for mental health support charity

CRAFTY students have helped their school raise over a thousand pounds for a mental health support charity.

Over the last year, four Avon Valley School students with a passion for design technology have been using their spare time to design, create and sell a range of items to raise money for Coventry and Warwickshire Mind, a charity which provides mental health support for local people.

The students, known as ‘The Four Crafters’, have used laser technology to make personalised items such as key rings and Christmas decorations, with supported from design technology teacher John Murphy.

The quartet have raised £233 which was added to funds raised by school, meaning a cheque for £1,233 could be handed over to Sam Skelton, fundraising lead for the charity.

John Murphy said: “It has been a pleasure to support these students with the project and I am very pleased with the amount of money we’ve raised for Mind.

“The students have taken orders for bespoke items from students and staff and have produced the finished goods normally within 24 hours.”

Head teacher Alison Davies said: “The last year and half has seen a big increase in demand for mental health services, not just locally but across the UK, and I am delighted that our students have been creating items to support the charity.”

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