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Thorpe boys on target to raise £5000 for the Philippines

Published Wednesday 15th of January 2014 11:31:08 AM

Since typhoon Haiyan hit the Philippines in November the boys at Thorpe House School in Gerrards Cross have been fundraising like mad to raise as much money as possible to help the survivors.

The fundraising events began with an all-school Mufti Day on Tuesday 19th November during which every pupil paid £1 for the privilege of not wearing their uniform. On Wednesday 27th November Pre-Prep held a Bake Sale as did Tudor and Windsor House in the Junior School which was a huge success with not a crumb left by the end of break. Finally, on Friday 29th November, teacher Jan Macmillian organised an 'egg and bacon buttie' sale for the Year 3 to Year 11 boys which was prepared by the school kitchen staff and served at break time. The speed at which the sandwiches disappeared was phenomenal!

Headmaster Anthony Lock comments:

'When Typhoon Haiyan hit the Philippines on Friday, November 8th it affected the staff and boys to such an extent that they wanted to help in any way possible. Our School Council held a special meeting and suggested a variety of events to raise money for the survivors. In addition to these events, they also voted to donate the money collected at the end of term nativity plays and carol services. To date the boys have raised over £3500 but the money is still coming in and we have set them the challenge of raising in excess of £5000�which I have no doubt they will achieve!'
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