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.