Children in Need

Children in Need 2012

For the fourth year running, our students and staff contributed generously last Friday (16th November) towards fundraising for Children in Need. In terms of monies raised, £315.59 has been collected so far and will no doubt be added to; the current total in any case brings all monies raised for Children in Need by MPW students and staff to just under £2000! A massive thank you goes out to all who donated.

It wasn’t just about giving money: the raffle resulted in our humungous stuffed bunny (which became redder as the day went on – strange that!?) being won by Year 11 student Arthur Delaune (who greeted the good news of his win with, “What am I going to do with that!?”); and many answered the appeal to wear red, others got their Pudsey ears on and a brave few even sported ‘onesies’, Lisa Foster being undoubtedly the cutest of the latter (and nearly being nominated as an additional raffle prize!! …sorry Lisa!).

It is worth remembering what all this fun, effort and generosity was for. Quoting directly from the Children in Need website ( “BBC Children in Need gives grants to organisations in the UK working with children who have mental, physical or sensory disabilities; behavioural or psychological disorders; are living in poverty or situations of deprivation; or suffering through distress, abuse or neglect. The size and scale of The BBC Children in Need Appeal means that we’re able to give grants to hundreds of different organisations, some of which are very small and don’t have the resources to fundraise for themselves. The money you have raised so far has been distributed to many different organisations. Every year, thanks to public donations and the amazing efforts of fundraisers, schools, businesses and our corporate partners, we are able to provide support to thousands of youngsters aged 18 and under.”

Again, sincere thanks to all of you who took part and contributed.

David Shah