Spectacular fundraising effort!17 Aug 2018
The Russell House sponsored Danceathon, organised by our School Council, raised a spectacular amount for the NSPCC.
The generosity of friends and family members, combined with the excited involvement of all the children, led to a total of £5,344.88 being donated to the charity.
Form 7 came up with the idea to raise money for the charity after the NSPCC visited the school towards the end of April to deliver important safeguarding messages as part of its Speak out Stay safe service.
With the help of mascot Buddy, interactive child-friendly assemblies teach children about different forms of abuse and who they can turn to for help, including Childline. A one-hour classroom workshop was also delivered to Forms 6 and 7.
Mr McCarthy said: “We are immensely proud of all the children. This initiative formed part of the Leavers’ annual Legacy Project. They carried out their own risk assessment, set up disco lighting and chose and delivered the music. They even organised and provided refreshments to the other pupils taking part. The whole thing was entirely pupil-led. It was a tremendous effort and a fantastic amount raised for such a great cause.”
NSPCC Schools Organiser for Kent, Sam Bird collected a cheque for the amount raised when she visited Russell House on Friday 25 May. The money will help support a range of services run by the children’s charity including Speak out Stay safe. Sam said: “We want to say a massive thank you to each and every child who took part in the Danceathon as well as those who supported the children by sponsoring them.”