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Charities at Varndean 2017-18

Charities at Varndean 2017-18

In the past few weeks we have seen a mass of activity within our 4 schools, each working to raise money and awareness for their chosen charity.

Russell School kicked things off with a bake sale, they decided to stay with VSIP-Zambia this year. Last year their fundraising built the library, this year they want to fill it with books.

Angelou School held their Angelou’s got talent event and proved to everyone that they really have got talent!  It was lovely to see an event with a community feel which included parents. Angelou School are raising money for The Rainbow Trust. They liked the way The Rainbow trust works to support the whole family when faced with life limiting challenges.

Ellis School followed on a week later with their Ellis Extravaganza. This is the third year of Ellis School hosting such an event, and it gets big and better each year. Again it was lovely to see parents, friends and family members  joining the students. Ellis School are supporting Sussex Nightstop this year and have even had the chance to talk to the charity during a school lunch hour. This event also allowed them to share with the audience about the work of Sussex Nightstop and the need for hosts.

Turing School decided to take their performance out of school and went busking in town. Their in school activity was a bake sale, and the cakes went down very well (and quickly)

They also decided to support the homeless in Brighton and are fundraising for The Clock Tower Sanctuary. In addition to their fundraising the are also collecting in each form a selection of items requested by The Clocktower Sanctuary which will be handed over on December 19th when representatives from The Charity come in to talk to students about their work.

All schools are involved in a dress festive day on Wednesday December 20th. Pay £1 to come in dressed as festively as you can. Students will need to give their £1 in on Wednesday morning or can pay via wisepay upto the end of December 18th.