Claires Court pupils get into fundraising spirit

Claires Court pupils get into fundraising spirit

Luke Matthews

Claires Court pupils get into fundraising spirit

Fancy dress, doughnut dangling and welly throwing were all on the agenda for Claires Court's 3for3 charity fundraising drive.

The school councils from each site chose to support Thames Valley Adventure Playground, Kids in Sport and The Alexander Devine Children's Hospice Service throughout the spring term.

The efforts were ramped up last week, with the junior boys site in Maidenhead Thicket raising an impressive £5026.90 alone through cake sales, sponsored runs, coin collections and welly throwing competitions.

The junior girls in College Avenue got in on the action by sporting onesies, taking part in obstacle races and indulging in non-alcoholic cocktails, before sixth formers based at the same campus competitively scoffed down doughnuts.

On Thursday, March 20, a coach-load of senior boys dressed as ballerinas, batmen and leprechauns headed off to Dorney Lake to begin their sponsored fancy dress walk back to the school in Ray Mead Road East.

Money is still rolling in across all the sites and the final total raised is still unknown but staff and pupils are confident of beating the £9,500 collected last year.

James Wilding, principal at Claires Court, said: "I am very proud of their efforts this week and look forward to presenting the money to our chosen charities later in the year."

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