Proud to be included in the Diabetes UK News Letter!
We were thrilled to be sent a link to an article which appears in Diabetes UK's September Newsletter:
Early September is that time of year when children across the UK are preparing to go back to school. At Lochinver House School, the year 8 boys, started a yearlong fund raising campaign to raise money for three chosen charities.
The Mouth Cancer Foundation was nominated by Ted and Henry in September 2017. They had lost their great grandmother, Ellen to mouth cancer and wanted to do something special in her honour. Before the charity was chosen, Ted and Henry had to present the reason why the Mouth Cancer Foundation should be chosen to first, their classmates and then the whole school. Luckily for us, the school voted for their presentation.
All the boys in year 8 then set out on coming up with all manner of creative ways to raise funds throughout the academic year. Their efforts paid off as they raised a whopping £15000 to be split between Crohn’s and Colitis UK, Great Ormond Street Hospital and us.
Charity Media Consultant, Elizabeth Laverack, had the pleasure of attending a cheque presentation at Lochinver House School in Potters Bar, Hertfordshire to receive the £5000 donation to the charity.
Elizabeth says “I was thrilled to be invited to the school to receive the cheque. I was overwhelmed by the presentations from the boys and the efforts they had gone to since September last year. They have been busy during the year organising events at school fairs, bag packing in their local supermarkets, taking part in a sponsored walk around London landmarks, persuading their Mums’ to make endless cakes to sell in their tuck shop and coming up with all manner of creative ways to raise money. It is a wonderful idea for the school to get the pupils so involved in community initiatives and fundraising on this scale”.
Thank you and well done year 8 at Lochinver House School!