24th January 2020 — Charitable pupils from Bournemouth Collegiate School have hosted a cake sale to raise funds for the Longleat Safari Park Australian Relief Campaign.
Upset by the recent bushfires which have devastated the Australian bush, the Dorset-based School rushed to organise a fundraising event to help the campaigns for those affected by the fires. Ultimately, the Longleat Australian Relief Campaign was agreed as this helps to rescue and rehabilitate a variety of native Australian species, with keepers from the Wiltshire-based park being flown out to provide boots on the ground. Whilst future fundraising events are being discussed the cake sale alone has raised £173.34 which will go towards providing vital supplies for injured wildlife.
Head at BCS, Russell Slatford explained: "Charitable endeavours are one of the key foundations of life at BCS, and we encourage our pupils to help wherever possible in the community - whether that community be local, or global. Whilst the bushfires in Australia are half a world away, I am reassured to see that the School's caring nature is not solely confined to those issues which directly affect them."