Culford pupils fund-raise for annual Malawi trip

Lower sixth pupils at Culford School during their Evening for Malawi presentations on March 11
Lower sixth pupils at Culford School during their Evening for Malawi presentations on March 11
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Pupils at Culford School have raised almost £1,500 towards their annual Malawi trip.

Every July, students and teachers travel to Malawi for three weeks to carry out voluntary work with students fund-raising throughout the year to finance their trip and the charitable work they will undertake when there.

This year’s fund-raising has consisted of a quiz night organised by sixth former Sam Nash which raised around £800 and a raffle held by pupils at their Evening for Malawi event which raised £650.

With the help of his family, Sam Nash provided a home cooked meal to all in attendance and held a raffle with prizes ranging from a night at the races to swimming lessons at Culford.

Members of the Rosetta Trust watched pupils’ presentations during their Evening for Malawi on March 11 and generously awarded £9,000 to support several of the pupils’ projects.

This included £2,000 to the Madzi Alipo project where pupils will assist with borehole verification and mapping new water points and £2,000 to a tree project which aims to help communities plant trees, fill tree packets and mark boundaries.

A further £2,00 will help fund a planned library build and the remaining £3,000 will go to Project My Girl to help educate young girls in Malawi about growing up, gender equality and menstruation.

Culford’s final fund-raiser will take place on June 10 when pupils will take on the Three Peaks Challenge. To sponsor them, email Andy Deane at ADeane@culford.co.uk.