The £10 Challenge: Student fundraising for Evie's Gift
Senior School, Charity, Community
Each year RHSB students are invited to take part in a fundraising activity for Evie's Gift and we were delighted to be joined in our whole school assembly this week by Bryan Clover, chair of the charity. Bryan spoke to the school about the charity's work, and congratulated our students on their impressive fundraising efforts.
Evie’s Gift was set up by Bryan and Patsy in memory of their daughter Evie, a student at Royal High School Bath, after she died in January 2018 from a rare brain tumour. The charity is a living testament to Evie’s courage and determination and raises money to help families with the cost of accommodation whilst their child is in hospital, also offering financial support towards food and travel costs.
Each year, at the end of year 8, teams of students are given £10 and are set the challenge to "grow" the money over the summer holiday. This year the students (now in Year 9) raised an impressive total of £1624.
Special congratulations to Imogen, Chessie, Phoebe and Tatiana, whose team raised the most funds over the summer, making and selling lavender bags, hair clips and jewellery, and running a refreshments stall along the Bath canal. They raised the amazing amount of £636.96.
“It has been wonderful hearing the industrious ways the students have chosen to grow a profit and convert their hard work into funding for a charity which is close to our hearts at Royal High.” Hannah Morton, Head of RHSE