Pupils raise cash to crack cancer

Fundraiser at Hipperholme and Lightcliffe High School for Breast Cancer Support and Against Breast Cancer charities.'From the left, Sasha Dale, Olivia Smith, Jamie Howard, Stevie Reed, Victoria Sugden and Sarah Bolton.
Fundraiser at Hipperholme and Lightcliffe High School for Breast Cancer Support and Against Breast Cancer charities.'From the left, Sasha Dale, Olivia Smith, Jamie Howard, Stevie Reed, Victoria Sugden and Sarah Bolton.

Students and staff from Hipperholme and Lightcliffe High School came together for a day of fundraising to help two cancer charities.

Organised by Year 12 health and social care students as part of their annual coursework project to promote health and raise awareness of issues, the day looked to raise money for Breast Cancer Care and Against Breast Cancer.

Fundraiser at Hipperholme and Lightcliffe High School for Breast Cancer Support and Against Breast Cancer charities.'Information stall, from the left, Holly Wade with organisers Helen Dobson and Philippa Gray.

Fundraiser at Hipperholme and Lightcliffe High School for Breast Cancer Support and Against Breast Cancer charities.'Information stall, from the left, Holly Wade with organisers Helen Dobson and Philippa Gray.

The intention was to beat last year’s total of £638 and collectively set a target to raise more than £2,000 from the last three years. Events included guessing the number of balloons in a car, naming teachers from their baby photographs, raffling a large hamper, nail painting, the sale and sampling of Indian food, buns and cakes as well as an information desks being created with the students handing out information.

They were led by head of health and social care Helen Dobson and teacher Philipa Gray.

A group of students were present at The Fountain Springs Day Nursery annual summer fete and raised money collecting at Matalan in Halifax.

In total, these three activities raised £1,221 for Breast Cancer Care and Against Breast Cancer Organisation and achieved the goal of raising an overall total of £2,434 across the three years they have championed breast cancer awareness.

The students would like to pass on their thanks and appreciation for the generosity and support they received from families and local businesses, which gave the students a real boost in their efforts.

Next year’s Year 12 students will be taking a change of direction - ideas currently being discussed and close to the school’s heart by way of association are stroke prevention and dementia awareness with a well-being Health Fair.