STUDENTS have been showing their caring side and contributed thousands to a wide range of worthy causes.
Hipperholme Grammar’s Aaminah Aqeel rallied her friends and organised a coffee morning to raise £156 for Macmillan Cancer Care. As part of the harvest festival at Hipperholme Grammar Junior School the pupils raised £104.84 for Ebenezer Drop In Centre, Halifax, as well as boxes of food.
There was non-uniform day and sale of wristbands for Help for Heroes to raise £437.32. Students also filled boxes for the charity Support our Soldiers. For Children in Need they raised £408.65 by casting aside their uniforms.
Head girl Gabriella Capone joined Overgate Hospice Midnight Walk and collected £150. A further £143 was donated for the hospice from a collection on Founders’ Day. To date £190.33 has been collected for the Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice.
Meanwhile Hipperholme and Lightcliffe High School has raised over £2,000 for Children in Need. This is on top of the £850 shared between the Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice and Macmillan Cancer Research from the Stand Up to Cancer day in October.
The male members of staff are currently taking part in Movember, along with staff at Brighouse and Rastrick high schools.
Spurred on by Hipperholme and Lightcliffe high school being recognised by Comic Relief as one of the highest school fund-raisers last year, the school PTA has a number of ideas coming to fruitation.
Students have been bag-packing at Tesco, Brighouse, and raised over £500. The Xmas Factor is taking place on Thursday, December 13, with tickets available at school.
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