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.