£11400 presented following Charities Week

We were visited today in assembly by representatives from the five charities benefiting from the generosity of St Clement Danes students and staff who raised a record-breaking £11400 during December's Charities Week.

Angela who attended with her daughter's assistance dog, Logan, told students that their money would be used to train another puppy at the charity Dogs for Good. Rob, from Maytree described the respite centre for those in suicidal crisis that the money would benefit, as well as the telephone helpline the funds will support. From the Hospice of St Francis, Lucy Hume described how the £2280 cheque she accepted would fund 4 morning shifts of nurses, each benefiting 14 patients. Michelle Henderson described the local support groups run by Parkinson's UK which the money would help support, before Janet Roberts, from the local support group, described some of the activities which help her to retain her mobility. Finally, Susie Turnbull spoke about the work of Kisima mixed secondary school in Kenya and showed the students a photograph of the empty library their donations would help to fill with books.

All the representatives expressed their thanks to the student body for the phenomenal amount of money which had been raised and Miss Brogan ended by thanking the Charities Prefects who had worked so hard to put on the week's events.


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