Wellingborough School praised for raising £35,000 through its ongoing support for cancer charity

Ruth Bowe, Kirsty Morris, Isobel Bowie and Amelia Dinsdale

Ruth Bowe, Kirsty Morris, Isobel Bowie and Amelia Dinsdale

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Staff and pupils have been praised for more than a decade of fundraising which has resulted in raising £35,000 for a cancer charity.

Wellingborough School has been supporting Macmillan Cancer Support for many years, including taking part in the World’s Biggest Coffee Morning for 13 years running.

This year was no different as the school held a breakfast for staff, students and parents at 7.30am, followed by sales of coffee, cake and raffle tickets until midday on September 30.

They raised £2,400 with their fundraiser, and it brings the amount raised by the school in the past 13 years to £35,000 in total for the charity.

Cakes and raffle prizes, including jewellery and perfume, were donated by staff and parents, while food for the breakfast was provided by Bookers Wholesale in Wellingborough.

Catering staff and students, alongside Macmillan volunteers, also gave up their time to serve breakfast and sell cakes to members of the public.

A bake sale was also held in the playground of the Prep School, giving students the chance to donate to charity in exchange for sweet treats.

Sally Fordyce, chairman of the Wellingborough and Rushden Macmillan committee, praised the work of the school, and said: “As chairman of the Wellingborough and Rushden committee, I would like to thank everyone from Wellingborough School for supporting the coffee morning and breakfast each year, in particular Nevill House.

“From people who bake cakes beforehand and donate raffle prizes to those who come along on the day, we have been given so much support from the school community for which we are immensely grateful.

“The amount that has been raised over the years is just fantastic.”

For more information on Wellingborough School’s charity fundraising achievements, go to www.wellingboroughschool.org.