On Friday 29th April we were lucky enough to attend St Laurence Church School in Northfield to present the students and teachers with their very own fundraising certificate having raised over £2500 for ROH Charity.
Millie – School Ambassador, aged 11 kindly explained to us how the Lenten project works at St Laurence Church School:
“Someone from the Charity comes at the beginning to explain what the Charity does (I did this on behalf of the ROH-to “launch” the Lenten project due to COVID). It lasts for the month of Lent (hence the title).
Each week, a different year group leads, all 4 years in the school. This then happens for 4 weeks.
Each lunchtime, the children hold stalls, where other children pay money to take part (games, raffles etc)
As well as the daily lunchtime stalls, there are other organised fundraisers during lent for the selected charity:
Lenten disco, Sponsored walk, Sponsored Danceathon, Frozen Friday (Ice cream sale), Bake sale (cakes), Silver service (the staff and year 6 children wait on the younger children who buy tickets), Children’s raffle, Adult raffle, Non-uniform day.”
Students chose ROH Charity as their Charity of choice for their 2021 Lenten project and have asked for the funds to support our Children & Young People’s Outpatient Department.
“We really value these key community partnerships and really value when children themselves, take it upon themselves to support us. The funds raised will enable us to give young patients at ROH an even better hospital experience and for that we are so grateful” – Ali Gray, Charity Manager
Bristol Road South
Registered Charity Number: 1078046
Call: 0121 6854379