Easter fundraising at King’s Ely tops up hundreds of pounds for good causes

Posted on 5th Apr 2018 in School News, Fundraising

A feast of fundraising in the run up to the Easter break resulted in King’s Ely students, families and staff raising hundreds of pounds for charity.

Staff at King’s Ely’s Medical Centre donned their aprons and staged their own version of the Great Stand Up To Cancer Bake Off. The event saw a whole host of scrumptious cakes, cupcakes and other sweet treats being sold to students and staff to raise money for Stand Up To Cancer.

An impressive £232 was raised on the day. Stand Up To Cancer is the annual campaign coordinated by Cancer Research UK and Channel 4 to bring the UK together to accelerate progress in life-saving cancer research.

The girls in Withburga House at King’s Ely Senior decided to collect Easter eggs to donate to Ely and Littleport Foodbanks in time for the Easter weekend. The King’s Ely community went all out to support the collection, resulting in 80 large Easter eggs and countless smaller eggs being donated.

At King’s Ely Junior, pupils, families and staff went baking crazy in support of the school’s Easter Bake Challenge and Cake Sale. The event raised £421 and a Mosaic Coin Easter Egg Challenge held in the Morbey Hall on the same day raised £176, giving a whopping total of £597. All funds raised will go directly to the Uganda Marathon Appeal, which supports numerous different projects in Uganda, including Mengo Hospital in the capital, Kampala.

Funds for the Uganda Marathon Appeal were boosted on the last day of term by the King’s Ely University Challenge. Teams of teachers had everything from their emoji knowledge to their ability to rave dance tested in front of a very enthusiastic audience of students and staff. The event was organised by Sixth Form students Tom Keeling, Emma Fowler and J-P Gilbey; Team Durham (Mr McGrath, Mr Newman and Miss Neudorf) were the winners. More than £260 was raised for the appeal.

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