Charity begins at school

More than £2,000 has been raised from a series of charitable events at Rydal Penrhos Preparatory School

Rydal Penrhos Preparatory School school continued its work for regional and national causes over the last year, raising more than £2,000. It credits the hard work of both staff and pupils at the site, in addition to significant support from the Friends of Rydal Penrhos (FORPS) committee.

The fundraising began with a Roald Dahl Day, before the hugely popular BBC Children in Need Dress-Up Day raised £229 for the nationwide campaign.

This was followed by the annual FORPS Secrets Room, which transformed the Lyndon Library into a winter wonderland and donated £849 to Rydal Penrhos’ ongoing charity work in Uganda.

The sum was further enhanced with a collection of £222 from the Christmas Carol service.

Roald Dahl Day

In the spring term, the Prep School held its Valentine’s Disco events, again organised by FORPS, which raised funds for projects around the site and Disability Ski Wales.

Their Sport Relief activities on the field raised £342, and the FORPS Chocolate Bingo managed to secure £374 thanks to generous donations from those in attendance.

This took the overall total raised for external charities for the academic year to £2,113, with hundreds more raised for worthy projects at both the Prep and Senior sites.

Prep School Head Alison Hind, said: “We are enormously proud of our fundraising efforts here at Rydal Penrhos, and full credit goes to our pupils, staff and the FORPS committee for their tireless efforts during another very positive year for worthy causes throughout the region and beyond.”