Fundraising for St Joseph

24th March 2017

Fundraising for St Joseph by Debra Hudson the Librarian at Raine’s

I took up the challenge of introducing a whole school initiative to raise funds for St Joseph’s Hospice in Hackney after experiencing first hand their brilliant work when my aunt sadly passed away there last summer.

I had noticed that our student’s held little importance or regard to small change, so with the help of all staff who donated jars I set about making sure there was one jar in every class for students to place their small change into. Other staff then set up bake sales and non-school uniform donations and this all helped to raise even more money. Today I received our school total a massive £586.52.

Thank you to everyone who donated, especially the students that brought their own penny collections from home. I hope students now realise that every penny truly does count.