This half term, Five Talents inspired the charity day at Dr Challoner’s. All students were allowed to come into school wearing their own clothes and contributed a minimum of £2 to charity with many students donating much more.

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The charity we were supporting was Five talents, who provide small loans and financial help to people living in Africa and Asia. However unlike a typical charity in which they give donations in the form of food, water and sanitation, Five Talents focuses on helping small businesses to thrive. They are a Christian-led organisation that believes that encouraging enterprise and employment are integral to developing a country.

As well as dressing in casual clothes, Nick Finn in Year 10 managed to complete a day-long sponsored silence. By writing information down on whiteboards and using hand-signals he managed to last the whole day, raising a lot of money for charity in the process.

Overall it was a highly successful and generous charity day, raising £2403.38 in total. If you would like to donate some money to support our chosen charity then go the Five Talents website.