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Crescent School’s Year Of Fundraising Raises £3,783 For Birmingham Children’s Hospital

09 Feb

Over the last year, the kind-hearted children at Crescent School, have gone the extra mile for Birmingham Children’s Hospital, a charity they hold close to their hearts.

Pupils began fundraising for the charity back in May 2022, running a host of different events to say thank you to the hospital for the support and care they are providing to families within the school.

Amongst their many different fundraising activities the children took part in ‘Move It’ Day, where the whole school ran 90 laps of the school’s fields on what turned out to be one of the hottest days of the summer, to represent the 90,000 poorly children helped by the hospital each year. To raise further funds there have been whole school non-uniform days, with the children wearing red (the charity’s colour), football kit and even Christmas Jumpers. Individual pupils have also undertaken fundraising activities, most notably in December when five-year-old Alexandria and Niamh, both in Year 1, completed a sponsored 25 lap run of the playground raising over £600.

The School Council has also organised lots of fundraising games and competitions for the children to take part in, including the unusual but popular ‘Distance potato throwing’ and ‘Guess the name of the pig?’, as well as collections at the school gates and after concerts and events. Donations were even given for the school’s internal Christmas card postal service.

The school's Parents Association, Friends of Crescent, has supported the children’s fundraising too with a grand prize raffle at their Christmas Bazaar.

After all that fundraising was totalled up the children were delighted to find out that they had raised £3,783.37 and this week, on Tuesday 7 February, the children warmly welcomed Birmingham Children’s Hospital representative, Will Graves, into school to receive a cheque.

Joe Thackway, Headmaster at Crescent School, said: “No fundraising stone was left unturned for this worthy cause. Every single pupil at our school was keen to get involved with supporting Birmingham Children’s Hospital, wanting to do something to show how much they care. We’re so proud of them, and the wider school community, who have come together to do their bit to support the important work that Birmingham Children’s Hospital does.”