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30.11.18 - Ockbrook School Raise Over £2,000 for Charity

We’re delighted to announce we have raised an incredible £2,200 from our recent Autumn Fayre. All monies will be split and support our three chosen charities: Borrowbrook Home Link, Framework, and Disaster Emergency Committee.

Organised entirely by our Sixth Form students, they have praised the generosity of the community and local businesses, with more than 50 raffle prizes donated.

Some of the generous donations include tickets to Jack and the Beanstalk pantomime at Derby Arena, family admission to Calke Abbey, tickets to Tate Liverpool exhibition ‘Fernand Leger’, cake and hot drinks at Fintons Café and Bakehouse in Breaston, and a signed Derby County football. Friends and families also donated several Christmas and pamper hampers, as well as food vouchers.

Eden Martin, 18, is our Head Girl: “I’m immensely proud of the outcome at this year’s Autumn Fayre. We all put in a lot of hard work and effort and now £2,200 will support the school’s chosen charities. It’s thanks to all the efforts of the teachers, students, leadership team, office staff, grounds staff, chefs and cleaners that we were able to put on our most successful school fayre.”

Headmaster, Tom Brooksby adds: “I’m extremely proud of our school community for organising such a fantastic and well-attended Autumn Fayre. Themed ‘A Night at the Circus’, the Sixth Form students did a fantastic job decorating the Birtill Hall; it was like walking into the Big Top.

“I’d personally like to thank the generosity of families, friends, and the many businesses who donated to the stalls and raffle, and to Rolls-Royce who kindly donated £100. All monies will now be split between our three charities.”

Borrowbrook Home Link supports older adults in Ockbrook and Borrowash, helping them to live independently. It aims to reduce the isolation or exclusion the elderly may experience by improving relationships across the community through a wide range of activities.

Framework offers a range of services and support to people with a diverse range of needs. It helps the homeless by offering temporary shelter to anyone who has nowhere safe to spend the night and provides employment opportunities in order to help people in need to find financial stability.

Disaster Emergency Committee unites leading aid charities at times of humanitarian crisis in the world’s poorest countries, working with charities such as Action Aid, Oxfam and the British Red Cross. It allocates funds depending on what is required most during a crisis and helps to organise appeals and services in areas affected by crises.

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