March 2013 – More exciting fundraising events
During Semester 1 2012-13 there was much activity in fund raising for the School in Malagiri and I am incredibly grateful to all students and staff for their generosity.
Adam Byford, a member of the admin team, raised £337 by running the Firle 10k trail. This is an area I know well and the Downs are mighty steep here so well done and thanks to Adam!
Following on from Adam’s success, Lorraine Harrison, Head of the School of Education, her husband George, daughter Sarah and PA Jess Hamlin ran in the Brighton 10km event. After much dedicated training the team completed the run and raised a staggering £1173 – thanks so much to you all.
Students who visit Nepal for their Complementary Placements each donate £100 to the funds and so this raised £1300.
Pam Blackman and Ian Longman both requested that any donations to their ‘leaving gift’ should be given to Malagiri – an incredibly generous gesture – thanks Pam and Ian.
In November Jo Blake and Susie Negus organised a book sale and raised the impressive sum of £152. I am very grateful to Jo and Susie for organsing book sales on a regular basis – a great way to recycle books and raise money at the same time.
In the run up to Christmas, staff member Deb Price raised £150 by holding a clothes swop; student Natasha Gonsalves’ daughter, Lydia, held a cake stall at her school and the children at Bramber First School in Worthing raised £170 from their Christmas Show.
Student Jade Kelly made £100 from selling delicious cakes and Millie McGill Clayden contributed £260 by organising a fantastic Christmas Fair.
My son, Peter, works at Toyota headquarters in Epsom and the staff there raised approximately £2,000 by donating the proceeds of the Christmas raffle to the Malagiri fund.
After Christmas, Year 1 students organised a super sports event at the Falmer Sports Hall and this raised £325. Thanks to Rachel Webb-Peploe for coordinating the event and to Caroline Ward who did such a great job baking and selling cakes.
That’s not all folks. Keep your diaries free for the evening of Friday 22nd March when there is a gig to raise funds at the Brunswick in Hove. This event will consist of bands consisting of School of Education staff. This will be great – more details shortly.
So what great colleagues and students we have in the School of Education. All I can say on behalf of me, the staff and children at Malagiri is a huge thank you. Your generosity is incredible and you are amazing.