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Fundraising Stars for Children in Need

10 December 2018

Ysgol Aberconwy’s students have outdone themselves once again, after smashing their fundraising target for BBC Children in Need 2019. During the week leading up to Children in Need Day 2019, there was a buzz and excitement around the whole school, with a variety of fundraising activities organised by staff and students.

It is impossible to mention everyone individually for their fundraising achievements however; there is a special mention for the extraordinary efforts of some of our top fundraisers this year.

In year 8 alone, we had…

  • Alexi Walker and Lydia Roberts who organised a sponsored haircut and subsequently donated their long hair to the ‘Little Princess Trust’
  • Abby Battles organised a variety of sponsored walks
  • Hannah Royle successfully managed a 24 hour sponsored silence

Credit must also go to the nine members of staff who successfully completed the Conwy Half Marathon and to Rachel Moynihan for raising in excess of £100!

In addition to this, we also held an own clothes day where some students came to school in fancy dress, a staff bake off and various exciting stalls and competitions in the drama studio on Friday 16th November, organised and run by our students.

Rhydian Jones, Director of Learning for well-being and PSHE stated,

“Once again this year I have been overwhelmed, by the generosity and initiative displayed by the whole Ysgol Aberconwy community, in raising funds towards such a worthwhile cause.

The caring nature of the school has come to the fore with the money we have raised going towards helping transform the lives of disadvantaged children and young people across the UK. 

It was great fun supporting BBC Children in Need and to know that we’ve raised £2,351.15 is a fantastic feeling. We now look forward to see what enterprising and innovative fundraising ideas the Ysgol Aberconwy community has for our local charity in the New Year!”

Well done to everyone who organised a fundraising activity and donated money to such a worthy cause.

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