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Lancaster schoolboys support charities around the world

Published Tuesday 9th of November 2010 12:11:56 PM

Pupils at Lancaster Royal Grammar School presented cheques worth �17,500 to seven charities this week, ranging from locally-based groups to national and international organisations. The money was raised by the boys as part of their annual Lenten Charities appeal and was divided between the charities, many of which specialise in helping children.

Headmaster, Andrew Jarman, said: �This is always the proudest moment of my year. I�d like to thank all the boys for their incredible fundraising efforts.� They raised money through a range of individual and team efforts, including dressing up in pink, holding a table tennis tournament, tossing pancakes, running raffles and selling cakes and being sponsored for the annual set run. The Sixth Form charity concert also raised record amounts this year, with over �2,000 raised from two live performances by student performers (and a memorable teachers� punk band!).

Every year the boys at LRGS decide who they would like to raise money for in the Lent Term. This year the recipients were Cancer Research; Children with Leukaemia; Heal Africa; North West Air Ambulance; Stepping Stones Nigeria; Sunshine Orphanage Egypt and World Wide Fund for Nature.

Rex Woolstencroft from Sunshine Orphanage, Egypt brought photos of the orphans, many of whom have been abandoned. He told the boys: �Their faces are full of fun and laughter. Their smiles are because people like you have given them a life. LRGS pupils and staff can be enormously proud of their efforts, which are so appreciated by us all.�

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