Forest Hall School students raise cash for Riding for the Disabled
Riding for the Disabled has been boosted by two weeks of fundraising by students at Forest Hall School in Stansted.
Harrier House pupils at the village secondary hosted events including a coffee morning, name the teddy competition, a raffle, a cake sale, games, tombola, a penalty shoot-out and the opportunity to put anonymous messages on candy canes which were delivered around school by a Christmas elf. Students also made Christmas wreaths, sweet cones, hot chocolate cones and Christmas cards to sell to raise funds and paid 50p to wear a Christmas jumper for the day.
The annual event is held by each house within the school at various times throughout the year.
Harrier House students spent three months planning the events and making products to sell during their tutor time.
A total of £450 has been raised, beating last year’s total of 380.
Claire Gannon, head of Harrier House, said: “The idea of charity fortnight is for all students to get involved. By supporting a local charity, students realise and appreciate there are people living nearby who need a little extra help.
“The event also brings all of the year groups together to work towards the same purpose. We often see quieter students step up and take the opportunity to shine during charity fortnight.”