Claremont Fan Court School raises over £4,000 for Princess Alice Hospice

Claremont Fan Court School’s fundraising campaign in support of the Princess Alice Hospice ran during lockdown and raised more than £4,000 to support the vital compassionate care for patients the Hospice provides.

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17th June 2020 — Claremont Fan Court School’s three-week fundraising campaign ‘Claremont 4 Carers’ launched at the end of April in support of the Princess Alice Hospice. The school community came together during the COVID-19 lockdown to support a wonderful team who, as key workers, continued to provide vital compassionate care for patients throughout the pandemic.

The Claremont 4 Carers campaign began in the Senior School, inviting pupils to complete a set of ten sponsored activities from home (in line with social distancing measures) which when successfully completed would amount to a £20 donation to the hospice. Activities included a 30 minute run/cycle, helping with household chores, checking in on someone who may be feeling lonely and writing a thank you letter to the NHS or a key worker.

In just one week, the Senior School hit their initial £1,000 target, and after two weeks the total had more than tripled. It was then over to the Pre-Prep and Nursery children who participated in a Great Claremont Fancy Dress Friday charity day on Friday 15 May, completing their sponsored tasks in full fancy dress. Their fundraising efforts brought the total up to more than £4,000 – a wonderful achievement.

The response has been fantastic and the school congratulates every pupil who got involved to successfully complete their sponsored activities from home whilst the school was closed.

About Claremont Fan Court School

We are a co-educational independent school for children aged from 2 1/2 to 18 years, situated just outside Esher, Surrey. The School is set in the historic landscaped grounds of the Claremont Estate. We are founded on Christian values and we welcome children from all faiths and none. Our ethos recognises, cares for and values the potential of every child. With this recognition comes the expectation of high academic achievement and participation in sporting and cultural activities. A Claremont Fan Court education encourages every pupil to excel academically, grow in confidence and be ready to act wisely for the challenges that lie ahead. We look forward to seeing you soon.

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