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The Mount Raises �1820 For Charity

Published Monday 13th of May 2013 01:59:41 PM

Sixth Form students at The Mount raised �1820 for charity at the School�s Open and Family Day.

Students organised an Auction of Promises, with 22 lots donated from the school community, including a week�s hire of an exclusive villa in Spain, and first class return train tickets.
Deputy Head Girl, Tori Ellis in the Quaker girls� school�s College II year, said �It�s amazing how generous and supportive everyone has been. It just makes all the hard work worthwhile.�

The money will go into the School�s Charity fund, and at the end of the year will be divided between the Schools� three charities: the Okoraseona Kindergarten in Namibia, Cancer Research UK and Barnardo�s.

Head of Charities at The Mount, Linda Moore, said �A big thank you has to go to all who donated prizes, and who supported this afternoon in bidding. A special thanks to our College girls and to Tori, who has been an excellent charity rep and without her perseverance and enthusiasm this would not have been such a success.�

The delight of the afternoon was the auctioneer, Flora Carr, who did a sterling job of calling the lots and clearly enjoyed herself as much as the bidding audience enjoyed listening to her.

After the auction, the afternoon was rounded off with the School�s annual Summer Concert, which featured a choral rendition of songs from Les Miserables, and a �Last Night of the Proms� classics, Rule Britannia (lead by Principal Julie Lodrick), Jerusalem and Elgar�s Pomp and Circumstance March.
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