Dunannie and Dunhurst raise funds for Children in Need
Children and staff at Bedales Pre-prep School, Dunannie did their bit for BBC Children in Need last Friday when they hosted a ‘Shake and Wake’ session.
In a bid to raise funds for the charity, which has been fundraising for disadvantaged children and young people in the UK since 1980, children, staff and parents came together in the school playground to dance and collect donations.
Speaking after the event, Victoria Homewood, Head of Dunannie, said: “Our Children in Need ‘Shake and Wake’ session was brilliant – it was such a fabulous sight to see everyone’s smiling faces, energy and enthusiasm.”
The success of the event has even inspired Victoria to launch a regular ‘Shake and Wake’ session to encourage staff and pupils to get moving outdoors. She added: “Our ‘Shake and Wake’ was a fantastic opportunity to get some exercise and fresh air, so we have decided to hold one every Friday morning.”
Meanwhile, pupils at Bedales Prep School, Dunhurst, also supported Children in Need by making a donation to wear onesies or spotty clothes to school.
The schools’ collaborative efforts raised £180 for Children in Need, which contributed towards the charity’s record-breaking total of over £1bn this year.
Colin Baty, Head of Dunhurst, said: “Thank you to everyone who joined in and donated – every penny will make a difference to another child’s life.”