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Bishop's Stortford College Prep School pupils raise £22,000 for St Elizabeth's Centre in academic year



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Pupils at Bishop's Stortford College Prep School have raised £22,000 for St Elizabeth's Centre at Perry Green.

The children, aged 7 to 13, picked the specialist school, college and residential centre, which supports over 200 people with epilepsy and other neurological conditions, to be the focus of their academic year's fundraising activities.

Their epic effort began last September and continued through lockdowns.

The summer teddy bears' picnic (49346426)
The summer teddy bears' picnic (49346426)

Events included Kit Kat sales on Friday afternoons, an Easter holiday spring charity challenge which saw pupils try to complete as many community, family and wellbeing-based tasks as possible, a Christmas fayre, virtual quizzes, raffles and a summer teddy bears' picnic.

During a final charity day as summer term ended, prep school representatives presented a cheque for £22,000 to special guest Kat Pulford from the fundraising team at St Elizabeth's Centre.

Jane Towns, the prep school prefects and charities co-ordinator, said: "In what has been yet another remarkably challenging year, the prep school community has proven to go above and beyond in supporting our local charities.

Kat Pulford, from the fundraising team at St Elizabeth's, with the cheque for £22,000 presented by prep school representatives
Kat Pulford, from the fundraising team at St Elizabeth's, with the cheque for £22,000 presented by prep school representatives

"Thank you to everyone for their kind and generous donations, which will make a huge difference to St Elizabeth's and go a long way in helping with refurbishment of their sensory rooms and provision of sensory equipment; vital features of their care programme to enable children and residents to develop essential social and motor skills."

The summer teddy bears' picnic (49346428)
The summer teddy bears' picnic (49346428)


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