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Fantastic fund raising for the Meath Trust

Published Thursday 26th of March 2015 09:56:48 AM

Godalming based charity The Meath Trust received a boost to its fundraising efforts this week, following the presentation of a cheque for £1,941.02 representing money raised by pupils and staff at King Edward's Witley.

The Meath Trust - which aims to enhance the lives of people who have complex epilepsy and related disabilities - was the School's nominated charity from the beginning of last Summer Term to Christmas 2014. The School Charity Committee chose The Meath Trust on the basis of the excellent work that it does for people with epilepsy, in addition to the first-hand experience that some pupils had gained through the School's Outreach programme, and the passion, which was felt for the Sensory Garden Project being planned by the Meath.

Money was raised through a variety of initiatives including a non-uniform day (pupils were encouraged to dress in the colours of their national flag to reflect the international flavour of the School), the Summer Fayre, a 2.5km Santa Fun Run (which represented the most successful individual activity raising an impressive £650), a Bake Sale, a Doughnut Sale and various smaller events. The money raised will be used to help fund the Sensory Garden Project that is due to start at The Meath Trust's headquarters in Godalming.

The Reverend Dr David Standen and members of the King Edward's Witley School Charity Committee visited the charity's Godalming offices, to present a cheque to Ann Spencer (Fundraising and Communications Manager of The Meath) and Malcolm Rigg (Trustee).

Ann Spencer commented, 'King Edward's has been a close ally throughout 2014 and we are extremely grateful for the increased networking and friendship that has resulted following the working relationship that has been cemented between the two organisations. It is refreshing to see young people gaining such enjoyment from supporting good causes, since this will help grow a truly integrated and empathetic society. We are delighted with the School's fundraising efforts on behalf of the Meath and can't thank them enough for their interest and support. We are passionate about our horticulture project and the part it will play in helping to achieve an inclusive and inspirational garden. This particular initiative has struck a chord with many people and has elicited a great response in terms of identifying new supporters who are keen to work with us'

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