Caring sixth form students from Uckfield Community Technology College raised money for Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) by dressing up each day of a school week in different themed costumes.
Themes included superheroes, Disney, Doctor Who and TV personality.
On the Friday they held a “onesie” day when one of the boys, Joseph Worsell, donned makeup to raise the money. They also sold sweets and cakes during the week to support the cause.
GOSH helped with promotional materials and support from Louise Ferns, the GOSH schools presenter for East Sussex.
She visited UCTC to support the activities and was impressed with the effort and commitment of our students.
Impressed by UCTC students
After her visit she wrote: “I am so seriously impressed by the politeness and behaviour of all the students I met – a real credit to Uckfield CommunityTechnology College and all the staff.
“I really enjoyed my afternoon with your students, I don’t think my presence was actually needed, as I believe they had all worked so hard to make their fundraising a success. However, I am so pleased that I did not miss out on witnessing such a successful event.”
At the end of the week a total of £880 had been raied, including proceeds from a Just Giving page they had set up.
In school alone they raised a staggering £650 five days.
Thank you for staff support
The sutdents thanked all the staff for their support with a special thanks to Mr David Williams for his ongoing support from the very start and throughout.
The students were Joseph Worsell and a group of his friends Holly Fisher, Katie Love, George Reed, Beth Batson, Sarah Brown, Daisy Tweed, Lucie Hunter, Ross Parker, Ben Poole, Anna Roe, Nicole Rainbow, Tom Dadswell, Rob Cranfied and Adam Rose.
They undertook the fund-raising as several have personal connections to the hospital and they wanted to give something back.
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