Thursday 28 March 2019

Local pupils raise thousands through £1 charity challenge

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Students from The Priory School in Hitchin recently presented Garden House Hospice Care with a cheque for £1,829.62.


Garden House Hospice Care is a charity close to the schools’ heart, with a number staff, parents and students benefitting from the help and support the Hospice offers.

After motivational talks from a local entrepreneur and career lessons covering reinvesting profit, the students put their knowledge to the test, taking part in a £1 challenge.

Year 8 students raised over £600 during their £1 challenge for the local charity. Each student was given a £1 coin, to raise as much profit from the pound as possible. Some students used the money to buy cake ingredients, with others buying equipment to design Christmas decorations. A group of 4 girls clubbed their money together to raise £200 and an individual boy raised £80 by washing cars in his local area.

Year 12 students also took part in the charity’s 5k obstacle course Muddy Mayhem at Hertfordshire’s finest, Knebworth Park, raising an incredible £ 1,143.80.

Richard Harbon, Challenge and Endurance Events Manager at the hospice said:

“The Priory School have done an absolutely amazing job in raising valuable funds for the hospice. This money will go such a long way to improve the lives of others in our community. We loved seeing the pupils having a great time, they really put the fun into fundraising.”

There’s still time to support these inspiring students by visiting their fundraising page today, simply click here.

If you’d like to find out more about charity of the year and fundraising opportunities at Garden House Hospice Care, contact 01462 679540 or visit