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Pupils at a new school in Edwalton raise over £500 for charity

Children and their families raised an incredible £503 at their second ever McMillan Cancer Support Coffee morning and bake sale.

The year 5 and 6 children put their enterprising skills to the test, driving up sales of raffle tickets! Harley in year 6 has said, ’I really enjoyed everyone being there supporting us help people who are unwell. I loved selling raffle tickets and can’t wait to do it again!”

The event was organised and run by the year 5 and 6 children under the guidance of Mrs Mann, a leader in the academy, with contributions from children in every class.

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It was an exceptionally busy event with a bulk of donations raised from site manager Mr Flanagan’s breakfast rolls and hot chocolate! The bacon for the cobs was donated by Mark’s Family Butchers in Ashbourne.

Parents and local business contributed to the raffle prizes, with two ‘showstopper’ cakes from Dinkydoodle.co.uk added to the hoard alongside recycled handbags and other products.

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Academy Administrator Pam Garget who totalled up the takings said, “Raising funds for MacMillan Cancer Support was a focal point of the event, but it’s also a really great opportunity for parents and carers to come in, see the school, and meet teachers and other families.”

Principal Pavan Chandhoke shared, “Our Rosecliffe family have done a fantastic job raising money for a worthy cause. We’re very proud of our pupils for demonstrating excellent leadership, empathy and community spirit– all vital qualities we try to inspire in our students at Rosecliffe Spencer.”

West Bridgford County Councillor Jonathan Wheeler has thanked everyone who supported the coffee morning, he said: “Rosecliffe School is a fantastic school, and the entire teaching and staff team have done an amazing job in such a short amount of time.

“Having met many of the pupils, I think many will give Lord Sugar a run for his money! To use their skills to raise this money for charity is incredible, and thanks to everyone who supported.”

 

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