Kick starting with a Christmas Charity Fair, Form 6 at Cranleigh Prep school have been busy fundraising for Children on the Edge this school year.
Bea and Sam, the school’s Charity Prefects told us a little bit about what they got up to:
“In the weeks leading up to the Christmas Fair we made many things to sell to raise money for Children on the Edge, such as fudge, Chocolate crackle (with many different flavours), apple chutney from the apples in our orchard and greetings cards. One of our teachers kindly made friendship bracelets from coloured bands. On the day of the fair all of the charity committee took part in a rota to man the stall as it was very busy. In the end we made £500 for Children on the Edge and had a great time!”
In addition to the amazing amount raised at the fair (pictured below left), there are more plans in the pipeline to help raise even more vital funds for our projects around the world.
A Krispy Kreme donut sale will be tempting the other students at school to part with their cash as well as a summer fayre, mufti day and an end of term service and concert. We can’t wait to hear the updates as the school year progresses!
One of the Housemasters at Cranleigh Prep is going one step further and has decided to support Form 6’s fundraising endeavours by taking on a huge challenge of his own. Dudley Manning (pictured below right) is taking part in the Hardmoors 160 run which is an endurance race of epic proportions. The challenge is to run 160 miles in just 48 hours. Dudley explained why he has taken on the ultra marathon:
“This may seem tough - but it is nothing in comparison to the life long suffering that millions of children around the world are going through right now. This year, Form 6 have chosen to support the “Children on the Edge” charity, which exists to help forgotten children, living in barren and dangerous places across the globe, and helps restore the ingredients of a full childhood by generating hope, life, colour and fun. This is part of our attempt to raise awareness and help young boys and girls all around the world.”
If you wish to support and encourage Dudley in his challenge, please visit his JustGiving page.
A huge thank you to Form 6 at Cranleigh Prep School as well as the rest of the staff and students. The money and awareness that you are raising really does make the world of difference to forgotten children living in some of the most vulnerable communities.