St Mary’s girls raise funds for The Sick Children’s Trust

Charity The Sick Children’s Trust has benefited from a donation of more than £4000, thanks to a year of fundraising by pupils at St Mary’s School for Girls, Colchester.

The charity’s representative, Zoe Morris, visited St Mary’s, in Lexden Road, to collect cheques to the value of £3365.64, as well as a very heavy coin collection tin from the school’s Charities Co-ordinators, Year 11 students Ruth Carey and Charlotte Skeels. The girls also presented a box of old mobile phones, collected at the school, which will be turned into cash by the charity. The total amount raised at St Mary’s for The Sick Children’s Trust over the past year came to £4158.14 (plus the collecting tin) thanks to the addition of Barclay’s fund-matching and donations through Just Giving.

The Sick Children’s Trust was chosen by St Mary’s students as their annual charity for the past academic year and the proceeds of all fundraising activities – which included non-uniform days, sponsored events and cake sales – have been donated. The Sick Children’s Trust provides accommodation close to hospitals, as well as emotional support, for the families of seriously ill children. The Trust currently operates nine houses and is aiming to extend its geographical coverage and to improve its existing accommodation.

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