St Andrew's pupils fundraise for Woking & Sam Beare Hospice and Wellbeing Care

The children at St. Andrew’s have been busy raising money for their House charities this term and Clubs were delighted to raise in excess of £1,400 for Woking & Sam Beare Hospice and Wellbeing Care through a sponsored mufti day and Bounce-a-thon.

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1st October 2020 — Woking & Sam Beare Hospice and Wellbeing Care is a local charity that cares for over 2,000 patients and their carers and families each year. They specialise in delivering holistic care for patients with progressive advanced conditions that are life limiting.

The St. Andrew’s children, ably helped by their teachers, raised funds to support this crucial work through a senior school mufti day and Bounce-a-thon. The task was to complete a daunting 10,000 bounces of a ball during their breaktime in their Year group bubbles. Spirits were high as the claxon sounded to start the event followed by lots of fun and laughter as the teams bounced their way to success. The total number of bounces was an impressive 14,018 in just 20 minutes.

Mr Darren Davis, Head of Clubs House, commented: “Given the current restrictions preventing our planned cake sale, we wanted to create an event that brought the school community together to raise money for such a worthwhile local charity that is close to many people’s hearts. The children had a great time and I’m really proud of the amount we have been able to raise through the generosity of our parents and staff.”

Rhona Byrne, Community Fundraiser at Woking & Sam Beare Hospice and Wellbeing Care, echoed these thoughts: “Thank you for continuing to support us during these challenging and unprecedented times, and please pass on my thanks to all the pupils who took part in the event.”

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St. Andrew’s School was founded in 1937 and is an established, respected and thriving co-educational prep school, set in 11 acres of grounds within a quiet residential area approximately half a mile from Woking town centre. The School seeks to create a nurturing and happy environment of trust and support in which all pupils are encouraged and enabled to develop their skills, talents, interests and potential to the full - intellectually, physically and spiritually, regardless of social circumstances, age or religion.

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