Clitheroe Royal Grammar School pupils’ £1,300 charity boost

CRGS charity committee
CRGS charity committee

TIRELESS fund-raisers at Clitheroe Royal Grammar School have been busy helping deserving causes.

Since September, pupils from the school’s charity committee have raised £1,300 for a number of good causes.

They held a non-uniform day and managed to raise £300 for Jeans for Genes Day. A further £300 was raised for the Pakistan Flood Appeal.

At Christmas the youngsters held a collection of more than 140 shoeboxes for Operation Christmas Child and took part in a talent show called “The Xmas Factor”, with performances from students and teachers raising more than £500 for Derian House.

Other events included raising £200 for Children in Need by holding a cake stall, guess the teachers’ reports and baby photos, guess the name of the teddy and filling a Pudsey outline with coins.

Year 10 Pupil Lucy Woods, vice-chairman of the charity committee, said: “The committee and pupils of the grammar school work tirelessly to raise funds for charities and we are very proud of our achievements so far.

“Being a member allows you to get involved in school life and really make a difference, while working with each other as a team.

“I have realised that being in the committee lets you see events from a whole new perspective.” Lucy added: “We have many exciting plans for the year ahead such as selling and delivering cards for Valentine’s Day, raising money for Cystic Fibrosis through a bake sale and other activities, as well as organising events for Comic Relief Day, on Friday March 18th.”