Pupils at Fulneck School in Pudsey have raised more than £4,000 for a Leeds-based charity.
The Children’s Heart Surgery Fund (CHSF) supports the Leeds Congenital Heart Unit at Leeds General Infirmary and was the school’s chosen charity during the past academic year, voted for by pupils and staff.
A series of fundraising initiatives were organised by the pupil-led Charity Committee including non-uniform days, tuck shops, bun sales, raffles and hand-delivering flowers with messages for Valentine’s Day.
A staff team also entered the gruelling KAPOW! Obstacle Course at Temple Newsman with donations collected through a JustGiving page.
The school’s senior librarian Clare Humphreys said:
“We set ourselves an ambitious target of £3,000 so to exceed this by such a big margin is absolutely incredible. The Committee deserves enormous credit for their hard work as does the wider school community for their generous support throughout the year.”
CHSF fundraiser Lisa Williams visited the school recently and gave a short presentation explaining how the money will be used and also presented a certificate to the pupils in recognition of the money raised. She said:
“We are overwhelmed by the generosity that Fulneck School has shown in donating over £4,000 to Children’s Heart Surgery Fund. It will make a significant difference to all the babies and children on the Leeds Congenital Heart Unit and will enable us to pursue projects which would otherwise not have been possible.”
The school’s chosen charity for the 2018/2019 academic year is Candlelighters, a charity which support children with cancer in Yorkshire, and their families.