Through a brilliant array of events and activities, a small group of 12 and 13 year-old students from The Prebendal School in Chichester, inspired their fellow pupils to raise over £1,648 for Children on the Edge.
Year Eight students at The Prebendal School raise funds for a different charity each term. They are all encouraged to put a case forward for a chosen charity or cause before the decision is put to a vote amongst students and teachers.
Pupil, Lily Eitel, aged 13 decided to put forward Children on the Edge as her charity of choice in September 2018. She said:
“We were already aware that Children on the Edge was based in Chichester and we really wanted to support a local organisation that benefitted many children worldwide. This made it more real for all the Prebendal pupils”.
Lily prepared a formal presentation and encouraged as many students as possible to vote for us. She was delighted when Children on the Edge won the vote. She and her friends soon set about raising funds through a host of fun activities, including a drinks party for parents, cake sales, mufti days, a Christmas jumper day and a movie night.
Lily said: “We really enjoyed fundraising for COTE at The Prebendal. It made us all realise how privileged we are compared to all the children we helped”.
Eloise Armstrong, our Fundraising Manager visited the school last term to give a presentation in one of their weekly assemblies about our work and how the students' fundraising will be making a huge difference.
Recently, Eloise went back to collect a fundraising cheque for £1648. She said:
“As a Chichester-based charity, we were delighted to be chosen by the year 8 students at The Prebendal School. We were so impressed with the creativity and zeal of their fundraising activities. The money raised will help provide much needed education for refugee children in refugee camps and Internally Displaced Peoples’ camps in Bangladesh and Myanmar”.
Jane Garfield, Head of Languages and Year 8 tutor at Prebendal School said: “Our Year 8 pupils worked incredibly hard to raise money for this very worthy cause. We are really proud of them and it was because of their amazing efforts and endless enthusiasm that such a large amount of money was raised”.
We'd like to say a huge thank you to all the staff, parents, and especially the students at the school who helped to raise such an incredible amount of money.
If your school would like to fundraise for Children on the Edge, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call our Fundraising Team on 01243 538530