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Stamford School raise £20k for charity

 Stamford School has raised £20,000 for charity since the beginning of this academic year. Students from all year groups have taken part in a variety of fundraising activities including Sleep for Shelter Night, a 24hr readathon and several casual clothes days.

Stamford School has continued to build relationships with local charities such as The Evergreen Care Trust and the Helpston branch of the Friends of Chernobyl’s Children. Sixth form students helped the Evergreen Care Trust raise £4,500 their annual ball. The students were then delighted to welcome over 60 clients of the trust for a tea party in the School Hall last week.

 The School has supported the Friends of Chernobyl’s Children with over £1,000 raised from a readathon and a clothing collection. Friends of Chernobyl’s Children (FOCC) are a registered charity which devotes its energies to raising funds to bring children from Belarus to the United Kingdom for a month every year. This is the second year that Stamford School have sponsored 7yr old Danik’s visit to the UK during which he will receive medical and dental treatment. Ten of the Belorussian children, including Danik, spent an afternoon at Stamford School this week and the students thoroughly enjoyed meeting them all.

Other fundraising efforts included raising £1,539 for Peterborough  Soup Kitchen through a collection at the Carol Service. Help for Heroes were supported and a £1,800 was raised as Y8 pupils were sponsored to take part in a gruelling army assault course. Thirty nine pupils from Y7 joined the annual Sleep for Shelter night in the grounds of the School. And during Olympic Legacy Week £1,041 was raised for British Blind Sport.

Headmaster of Stamford School, Will Phelan, said: “Working with and not just giving to charities is a vital part of the education of the boys here at Stamford School. Being a part of Stamford and its wider community is very important to us and for our boys to have an opportunity to work with others less fortunate than they are. I am delighted about this achievement which has come from all of the boys here. As I say to them regularly they must seek to change the world not just be content to live in it.”