The Perse School

Pupils raise over £2,000 for Meldreth Manor School

11 Jul 2014

Year 7 pupils raised £2,032 for Meldreth Manor School, a special school and children’s home for disabled children and young people, which is run by the disability charity Scope.

The Year 7 form groups were given the opportunity to select a charity to support, then presented their chosen causes to a panel of judges who chose which one should receive the funds raised as a result of a non-uniform day. Meldreth Manor – a charity that is close to the heart of one of our pupils – came out on top as a result of a unanimous vote. To raise even more money for their chosen charity, Year 7 also organised a ‘tri-leg-athon’ which involved the pupils spending the whole school day three-legged!

A group of pupils who had organised these fundraising activities had the opportunity to visit Meldreth Manor to meet students and staff, present them with the money they had raised and see all of the wonderful work that is being done in the school. Pupils toured the multi-sensory room, soft play room and the hydrotherapy pool – on which much of Meldreth Manor’s fundraising efforts are currently focused. They also took part in a music lesson with the pupils and learned about the fantastic equipment with which the students – many of whom have speech and language difficulties – communicate.

Dani Creese, biology teacher and Head of Year 7 said:

“Our whole experience at Meldreth Manor allowed us to see first-hand the similarities their school has to ours, and the incredible ways they support their students. Their facilities and teaching were impressive and we are hoping to return soon to see what difference our fundraising has made.”

Franki Williams, Vice-Principal of Meldreth Manor School commented:

“We really appreciate the school’s efforts to fundraise for us and this money will greatly support our work with young people with profound and multiple disabilities. The presentation of the cheque was warmly received and this personal touch made it a very special occasion for us.”


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