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Children in Need and Flood Appeal Fundraiser

It has been another incredible year for our Children in Need fundraising!

Thanks to your generous donations, and the hard work of Mrs Lee and her charity committee, the Friday events raised a whopping £2300.

Fundraising events included the non-uniform day, this year based around the “sparkle and shine” theme. It was great to see so many pupils and staff really embracing the theme, the school was awash with glitter and sequins!

Our Year 10 girls, Isobel McAleavy, Cassie Le Coënt, Kelly Njoku and Martha Warren-Barratt, delighted the Junior School by giving up their lunchtime to paint faces and draw glittery designs, with all proceeds put towards our total.

Junior School held ‘Name the Teddy Bear’ and ‘How Many Sweets in the Jar’ competitions to help boost our funds. Senior School held a fundraising competition, with Field House coming away victorious, thanks, in part, to Year 8 pupils organising their own fundraising ventures.

Master House were crowned the most sparkly house, with a special mention for Mr Ross who fully embraced the theme with a twinkly top hat and gold jacket!

The fun didn’t stop there. On Sunday, we held our Charity Concert, now a regular feature in the Michaelmas calendar. This year’s concert was raising funds for two very worthy causes, with the money raised through this being split between Children in Need and a fund to help families affected by the floods in Doncaster. This decision was driven heavily by the pupils wanting to do something to help those whose homes have been devastated by the adverse weather we have had recently.

As in previous years, we were lucky enough to welcome four very talented singers and actors to work with our pupils to put on a ‘concert in a day’, delivering workshops throughout the day, ready for the performance in the evening.

This year we welcomed Mountview student and voice actor, Patrick Munday, and West End actress, Hannah Jay-Allan. They worked alongside former Hill House pupils Paige Miller, who last year finished a stint with the touring version of Beautiful: The Carole King Musical, and Conor O’Hara, who is also currently studying at leading drama school, Mountview.

Our pupils worked hard all day, learning and practising their songs. The Concert Band, Jazz Band and Guitar Orchestra provided excellent accompaniments to our performers and it truly was an evening to remember.

We are delighted to announce that our grand total raised on Sunday, through ticket and programme sales, and a wonderful raffle, was £1800! Thank you to everybody who gave up their time to make the event happen and to all who came along to support.

We are still collecting good quality books and toys to donate to flood victims so please do continue to send your donations in.