Charity week sees school raise £4,000

Pupils from Horringer Court Middle donating funds to charities raised through charity week. at St Mary's Church
Pupils from Horringer Court Middle donating funds to charities raised through charity week. at St Mary's Church
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It has been another year of fund-raising success for a Bury St Edmunds middle school, after it racked up more than £4,000 for charity.

The town’s branch of the Salvation Army, Glastonbury Courtcare home and the Rainbow Ward at West Suffolk Hospital were the beneficiaries of Horringer Court Middle School’s charity week.

The figure of £4,023 was announced at the school’s annual service at St Mary’s Church on December 21, where representatives from the charities were on hand to collect a cheque.

Students undertook a range of activities to raise the money, and Tania Johnson, head teacher, said she was very proud of their efforts.

“It brought tears to the eyes of some of the people there and it was overwhelming for them to receive the money, especially in these austere times,” she said.

The week, held earlier in December, saw pupils take part in a number of sponsored events.

Stalls were set up at the school on Friday, December 21, with parents invited to take part - and chip in with money.

A Three Ages of Man relay was also held, with competitors made to start by crawling, then go on to walking, before finishing with a three-legged dash.

The service at St Mary’s also saw carols sung and a performance from a brass band.