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Howell's School raise £6K for hospice charity

The pupils are the first to reach the £6,660 'Pay For a Day' target set by Marie Curie

Posted by Hannah Vickers | August 04, 2017 | School life

Students at Howell’s School, Llandaff (GDST) are the first fundraisers in Wales to raise £6,660 to pay for 24 hours of care at Marie Curie’s hospice for Cardiff and the Vale.

The charity's UK-wide Pay For A Day campaign is a new Marie Curie initiative aimed at helping the charity tackle the ongoing challenge of raising funding. Students at the Cardiff school began raising money in October, and they reached their target last week.

Howell's College students Catrin Beynon and Eleanor Flood-Page are current joint presidents of the school’s Rotary Interact group. Both agreed that although hard work, it had also been great fun thinking up appealing fundraising ideas to reach their financial target before the end of this term. 

“The whole school has been enormously focused and energetic. From bake-off competitions and big breakfasts to leg waxes and quizzes, and from doughnut days to denim days, there really was something that appealed to us all,” agreed the girls.

Our thanks go to all the children, parents, teachers and friends who have been involved in our events and activities helping us to support such a worthwhile cause - Natalie Chyba, Deputy Principal of Howell's School

At the school’s recent ‘Founders’ Day’ ceremony, Deputy Principal Natalie Chyba, said, "Howell’s School is proud to support the excellent work of the Marie Curie Hospice. We chose Pay For A Day as our school charity for the year after hearing about the amazing work Marie Curie do and our whole school community has taken part in raising the £6,660 need to fund 24 hours of care. Our thanks go to all the children, parents, teachers and friends who have been involved in our events and activities helping us to support such a worthwhile cause."

Hospice Manager Paula Elson added: “The hospice provides care and support for more than 1,200 people, and their family and loved ones, every year. None of this would be possible without the generosity of our supporters, and we are extremely grateful of the continuing level of support we receive from across Wales.”

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