There were smiles and a big cheer when pupils and staff at St Anthony’s School in Margate found out how much they had raised over the last school year in support of Pilgrims Hospices, the schools charity of choice.
Over the year they held cake sales, a colouring competition, did a Christmas card fundraiser and took part in sponsored walks, raising an amazing £2092.27 for the charity.
Caroline Dixon, community fundraising officer for Pilgrims Hospices, said: “I really can’t thank everyone at the school enough for their amazing support, It’s been so lovely to be part of their fundraising activities over the year especially when I have been invited along to their cake sales. This wonderful amount has been raised by both the pupils and staff, a great team effort.”
St Anthony’s assistant head teacher Antony Curry said: “Pupils at St Anthony’s take great pride in supporting Pilgrims Hospices. Through our friendship with Caroline we have gained an understanding of the important and outstanding work the charity does.
“This association has allowed our students to show their caring and generous nature. This remarkable amount of money has been raised through a variety of events that have been hugely enjoyed by all. We are proud to contribute to our community in this way. We are already planning further exciting fundraisers for this coming year.”
The pupils’ sponsored walk took place in July and head teacher Rob Page joined them on their 20 laps of the school field. Each person who took part received a special medal from Caroline as a thank you from the charity and a well-deserved ice lolly from Antony, which went down very well with everyone.
Caroline added: “I am looking forward to my next visit as every time I go to the school I am made to feel so very welcome by everyone, it’s always a pleasure to visit St Anthony’s.”
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