Silence is golden in Perse pupils’ fundraising quest
22 May 2020
Isabelle (Year 7) and George Hunter (Year 4) have kept their lips sealed to help raise funds for Addenbrooke’s Charitable Trust.
The siblings attempted to stay quiet for 12 hours with a sponsored silence in a bid to support the appeal.
Isabelle said they came up with the idea for the challenge from friends in London who had also tried to keep their mouths closed for a good cause.
She said: “We decided to raise funds for Addenbrooke’s Charitable Trust because they are doing a great job at keeping everyone safe and it’s our local hospital that we wanted to help out.”
Isabelle admitted it was a tough test for both herself and her brother, but they got through it with only a few minor slip-ups.
She said: “We found it very hard as we are both massive chatterboxes, but that was part of the challenge!
“We used sign language, strange acting and wrote on paper when we needed to communicate. Our parents loved the quiet and tried to speak as little as possible so as not to accidentally make us speak.”
They had set out to raise £250, but are now heading towards the £1,000 mark with their effort. To donate to their appeal, click here.