The 6th form stayed in school for 12 hours on Friday 19th November from 7pm Friday to 7am Saturday. There were planned activities like 5-a-side, movies, computer games, Trivial Pursuit, face painting etc to keep the students occupied in their 12 hour stint. The purpose of this charity event was to raise money for their designated charity LEPRA. The group of around 120 students did fantastically well to raise funds of £4081-19p and therefore to have saved the lives and significantly changed the prospects of over 194 people. £21-00 is the amount which will fund one person's drug treatment to cure them from Leprosy. Below is an outline of LEPRA’s work.
“LEPRA currently work in nine countries located in some of the most deprived areas of the world. Here our work fighting diseases of poverty covers not just medical treatment but also health education, preventative measures and economic rehabilitation.
LEPRA Health in Action’s vision is a world in which the poorest and most marginalised people have equitable access to health and an improved quality of life.” More information can be found at http://www.leprahealthinaction.org/
On Monday the 4th January 2011 a cheque was presented to Simona Acquasaliente, the Community Fundraiser for Kent. Simona thanked the students for their record breaking effort and for the funds raised over the last 10 years (in excess of £25, 000) which has enabled so many people to face the future in a positive manner.
A fantastic achievement.