5 June 2020
Talbot Heath pupil Alisha has been using her lock-down time to get creative and raise money for charity. The Year 10 pupil has been busy raising money for FPZ [Fighting Poverty in Zambia] a charity that supports a school for AIDS orphans and vulnerable children in Zambia. When the sponsored walk she was hoping to do in June was cancelled, she was challenged to come up with a new unique idea to raise money. Alisha decided to combine her passion for historical costuming with the walk, and she is walking 26 miles, over 26 days in 26 hand stitched historical gowns she has created. Her daily route takes her every evening, after remote learning, around the centre of Wimborne in dresses she has designed and sown. She has now completed her challenge, and has raised £450 for the FPZ charity.
Mrs Holloway said it was a superb achievement, in terms of fundraising and creativity, adding, ‘Alisha is an outstanding costume maker, having made costumes for our school productions. She has fulfilled the school’s challenge of ‘imagineering’ during lock-down, and we are very proud of her efforts. Well done!’
Here is the link for Alisha’s donation site (as she is under 18, she is using the charity’s general one set up for the 26 challenge)