Highfields raises hundreds for Children in Need

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Students and staff wore fancy dress and battled it out in Tug of War competitions to raise hundreds of pounds for Children in Need.

More than 200 fundraisers gathered in the Sports Hall to take part in the charity challenges. Students also donated £1 to the charity to wear official Children in Need merchandise or spotty t-shirts and ties.

Their efforts have raised almost £800 for the campaign.

Ms J Parker, Head of Lower School who organised the fundraising activities, said: “We wanted to do something fun that would get lots of our students and staff involved to raise hundreds of pounds for the Children in Need campaign.

“I was overwhelmed by the response. It was wonderful to see so many people taking part, having a great time and raising so much money for this worthy cause.”

Highfields throws its weight behind the Children in Need campaign every year and has staged a Mannequin Challenge and danceathon in the past.

Children in Need is the BBC’s charity which works to change the lives of disabled children and young people in the UK. It has raised more than £972 million since it was launched in 1980.

Posted on November 16, 2018 .