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Students See How Their Fundraising Benefits Others

Last November saw 6th Form students smash their record by raising an amazing £7908.95 in aid of local charity, Demelza House in just one night.

Last November saw 6th Form students smash their record by raising an amazing £7908.95 in aid of local charity, Demelza House in just one night. Today, Monday 3rd February, the top ten fundraisers were invited by Victoria Adley, Senior Community Fundraiser, to visit Demelza to see just what a difference donations can make to families who use the facilities at the children’s hospice. As part of the tour the students were shown the art therapy room, the play areas, the teen area, therapy pool and lots of other interactive spaces that sick children and their families can enjoy. Ellen McDermot said “I think the work they are doing at Demelza is amazing. Todays visit has inspired me to volunteer in the future,” and Kacey Hills commented “Demelza is like a home from home. It caters for children and teenagers up to 19 years old and provides so many facilities and is beautiful. It was a real eye opener”. Other words used to describe the facilities were clean, caring, colourful, not hospital-like and very friendly. All of the 6th Formers who visited were taking their thoughts back to school with them and share their experience with the remaining fundraisers.

Vicky Adley said “Thank you so much for bringing the top 10 fundraisers along today. It was a pleasure to show them around. I hope they were able to see how important their fundraising was and what a difference it makes to the local community. We look after about 750 families across the South East, so lots of families will be impacted by their fundraising at a time when they need the most support.”.