13th December

Orchards Junior School has raised £448 for Guild Care through a break time hot chocolate sale.

Organised by the school’s Year 6 Charity Club, the hot chocolate sale took place on Friday 22nd November and saw 530 drinks sold. Overall the club has raised £1,780 for the charity since it was started six years ago.

The school’s fundraising for Guild Care goes specifically towards our Fitzalan Howard Centre, which provides day and respite services for adults with disabilities and more complex needs. Fitzalan and the school have a close relationship, with clients and staff visiting annually for an assembly. The Charity Club was delighted to present the cheque for their hot chocolate fundraising to Sean McGuckin, who attends the centre.

The Charity Club presents their money raised to Sean McGuckin from the Fitzalan Howard Centre

Fiona McCarthy, Orchards Junior School’s Deputy Head, said: “We initially set up a charity club to raise awareness of fair trade, but over the years it has evolved into something much bigger than we ever imagined. The children who join are passionate about supporting people in need, both locally and across the world, and we are very proud of the generosity of our pupils and their families.

“The Fitzalan Howard Centre is very special to The Orchards; we love their annual visit and are delighted to raise funds to support their activities.”

Sean talks to the children about Fitzalan

You can find out more about the Fitzalan Howard Centre on its web page www.guildcare.org/fitzalan-howard-centre.

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