Last Friday saw the school’s charity day support an organisation very close to the school’s heart, as we raised money for the Chilterns MS Centre in Wendover.

Sixth Form enjoying charity day
Students enjoying charity day

All the more valuable given that the NHS does not cover all the treatments for people suffering from the condition. As well as providing physiotherapy, hydrotherapy, and access to an invaluable hyperbaric oxygen chamber, Chilterns MS Centre also provides a social cafe space, to allow for socialising away from some of the strain associated with MS.

It is hugely important to keep this centre alive given the benefits that it provides, although it is heavily reliant on donations - which is why we are proud as a school to be able to contribute about £2600.

As well as the charity day itself, the school raised an additional £722 as a result of a cake sale, put on by Mrs Cornelius. Bringing together students old and new, this saw Year 7 help decorate the cakes that Year 12 prefects would then sell - a collaboration instrumental to the success of the event, after more than 450 homemade cakes were sold and enjoyed on Thursday.

Students rushed from their lessons to buy cakes

In all, charity day was a great success, bringing the school community together to raise money for a hugely worthwhile and valuable cause so close to the school.