Morrison House Charity Week!
This charity is very close to all of the students in Morrison now as one of the students has a father who suffers from this incurable illness. Jennifer Akhurst and her tutor group were able to give a personal and emotional account of how her family is affected and other events that they are involved in to raise money for the charity during the House Assembly. This includes a parachute jump by her sister Jasmine and a sponsored walk by Jennifer and her family and friends taking place on 9th July.
All the Morrison students really helped raise as much money as possible after they heard an emotive assembly by a representative from the charity, who informed them of how the money raised was going to be used. They also heard personal accounts from sufferers which instilled an understanding on how people’s lives are changed by the disease, but also how contributions of any amounts make a big difference. All agreed this charity was a worthwhile cause.
Every effort was started to raise as much money as possible, starting with selling refreshments at the school’s Sports’ Day. Freeze pops, drinks and water were quickly sold to all Houses, as the weather turned out to be ideal for this event.
On Tuesday, it was time to put the dancing shoes on and bop with the new and upcoming boy band Futureproof. This event was well attended and the student’s really enjoyed meeting the band afterwards and hearing how they are working hard to make a big name for themselves. A second artist also gave up their time free to come to the school on Wednesday, as Ashley Noot rocked the house with her new single “Oh no what” and other songs. Both events offered a chance to talk to the artists and get some merchandise and promotional material. Other students chose the silent approach by holding a Sponsored Silence, doing their bit to support the fund-raising.
In support of MND, several students helped Jennifer to cook some cakes, biscuits and cupcakes, which were sold at break time on Thursday. Not a crumb was left over as they raised a fantastic amount. The final effort was seen as a majority of the House opted to brighten up their uniforms by wearing silly socks to school in exchange for a contribution to the cause.
I would like to thank staff and pupils for their hard work in raising over £500 with money still pouring in. It is so gratifying to make a difference, not just in supporting families affected by MND, but also helping to research into a cure for this horrible disease.