Perse Prep parents provide funding boost to hospital charity
The Perse Prep Parents’ Association (PPP) have handed over £5,000 to Addenbrooke’s Charitable Trust (ACT) in funds raised over the past year.
ACT, which raises money to help support the Cambridge hospitals, was the chosen charity of the PPP during the 2020-21 academic year, with funds being raised through events such as its popular autumn family barbecue.
Ellie Bridges, ACT Community Relationships Co-ordinator, was delighted to receive the PPP’s donation on behalf of the charity.
She said: “We were absolutely delighted to be chosen as one of the Perse Prep Parents’ Association’s charities this year. Their fundraising activities have raised an incredible amount helping to make our great hospitals even better!
“We can’t thank the families of The Perse Prep School enough for their wonderful kindness and generosity over the last year.”
PPP co-chairs Zoe Robson and Valerie Hirzel said: “We would like to thank the children for getting so involved in all of the fundraising projects over the past year, and especially the wonderful parent body and committee who have given so much in terms of time and energy in ensuring so many events have been able to take place.”
James Piper, Head of The Perse Prep, added: “We are hugely grateful to the PPP for their fundraising inventiveness over the past year despite everything that Covid and lockdowns have brought. A grand total of £15,000 was raised by children and parents, with proceeds split between three charities.
“We are thrilled to be able to support Addenbrooke’s Charitable Trust, especially considering the role that the hospital has played in the local region over the past 18 months of the pandemic!”
The remaining £10,000 raised by the PPP has been shared equally between the pupils’ chosen charity, Stand for Trees and a project to set up an outdoor theatre space at the Prep.