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Barrow Hills presents fantastic fundraising cheque to local charity Scope

Published Monday 16th of May 2016 10:28:53 AM

The charity Scope received a boost to its fundraising efforts this week, following the presentation of a cheque for £1831.89 representing money raised by pupils at Barrow Hills School. Funds were raised through a variety of activities as part of the School’s recent Lent appeal. This year the children, aged from 2 to 13, were very much in charge of the fundraising initiative, having chosen the charity and deciding on activities to suit the different ages of the children who attend the School. Children in Nursery and Kindy took part in a sponsored trike ride; those in Reception undertook an Obstacle course challenge, Year 1 completed a Pancake race while Year 2 opted for running laps around the Pre-Prep garden. The Junior Prep department walked two miles across public footpaths in fancy dress (with tutors and sports staff) to neighbouring partner School King Edward’s Witley while the Middle Prep children in years 5 and 6 created a piece of work for inclusion in the Barrow Hills Lent booklet, which was sold in aid of Scope. Year 7 held a ‘Rounders in Onesies’ match and Year 8’s ran a Car Wash at the School. The remainder of the total £2,549.64 raised through these activities was shared between Guide Dogs for the Blind; Stepping Stones, an independent special school with charitable status located in Hindhead, Surrey and CAFOD, the official Catholic aid agency for England and Wales. Disability charity Scope provides support information and advice to disabled people and their families and raises awareness of the issues that affect them. Accepting the cheque at a presentation during School assembly on Friday 13th May, Julie Sanders manager of Scope charity shop in Haslemere said, “We are absolutely thrilled to receive this donation and the commitment, as well as creative thinking demonstrated by the children at Barrow Hills has resulted in a truly impressive fundraising achievement. The money donated to Scope will be put to good use, helping those with a learning disability enjoy the same opportunities as everyone else.”
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