Preparations have begun for St Clement Danes’ Charities Week – the annual student-led festive event running over three days in December.
“This year we have chosen five charities” explains School Charities Prefect Meg Bailey “…Dogs for Good which trains assistance dogs for individuals with disabilities, Maytree, a sanctuary for people in suicidal crisis, Kisima, a Christian school for underprivileged children in Kenya, Parkinson’s UK and palliative care centre The Hospice of St Francis in Berkhamsted.”
“We are raising money through old favourites the tuck shop, Krispy Kreme sale and Elf Auction and have introduced a new lunch time pizza stall and also sponsored head shaving/leg waxing for teachers and students! We are hosting the Sixth Form Review again which is always a highlight in the school’s year!”
The dedicated team of charities prefects have already raised £500 for Macmillan Cancer Support from selling delicious homemade cakes plus a whopping £1274 for Breast Cancer Now by encouraging students to wear something pink.
“We are so excited for Charities Week this year and with the help of the Chorleywood community we are hoping to raise the bar and beat last year’s total of just under £11,000.”