St Edmund’s has collected a record sum for charity over the past year. Every year, students choose three charities, one local, one national and one international charity to support. Over the past year the three charities were Lucy’s Days Out, in memory of Lucy herself who, had she lived, would have completed her GCSEs at St Edmund’s in 2014, Cancer Research and Wateraid. The challenge was to beat the 2013 record of £10,000 and this year, the total sum raised was £11,331.
Money is raised through a variety of events, including non uniform days and cake sales, with the largest single fund raiser being the School Sponsored Walk which takes place in September.
The charities for 2015 have recently been announced and they are: The STARS Appeal, currently raising funds for a new breast unit at Salisbury District Hospital, The Teenage Cancer Trust and international charity Kidscape. Work is already in hand to set the fundraising ball rolling with a non uniform day and Valentines’ Day based activities in school.