Student’s Idea Raises Hundreds for Charity

11 May 2018

The following article is written by Timothy Bielaczyc, who is a Year 11 student at Windermere School.

A number of weeks ago, Windermere School was approached by Mrs Emma Cross to raise money for the Sparkle Foundation, which supports the Teenage Cancer Trust, Christies Hospital in Manchester, and St Mary’s Hospice in Ulverston.  When Miss Parry talked to us in Reflection about this, I started to think about ideas which could incorporate the whole School community.

Coming from the States, where Dodgeball is very popular, I immediately thought that a dodgeball competition might bring the whole community together, and this is where the idea was born.  Eventually, after much deliberation, we finalised the date for 19 April and preparations began!

The event itself was a huge success and I would like to congratulate again Mr Rowe and Miss Parry’s winning Tutor groups! Thank you to everyone who helped to make this event such a success, not just with the competition itself, but also those who spent their spare time baking for the cake sale, which added considerably to the overall total raised. We are now intending to make this an annual event. I am delighted to say that we have finally raised £475 and my intention is to raise even more next year! Watch this space!

Thank you again to everyone involved.

Timothy Bielaczyc (Year 11 Student)

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