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Canynges House supports Unseen

Canynges House supports Unseen


Written by the students of Canynges House

A group of students in Canynges from St Mary Redcliffe and Temple School took part in a two day bag pack to raise money for the charity unseen. Unseen is a charity that helps prevent human trafficking. The students that joined in the bag pack came from different tutor groups to help raise as much money as possible. They each took shifts to ensure they covered a whole day. The bag pack took place in Marks and Spencer, Broadmead. It occurred on a Sunday in December and a Saturday in January. The students would pack bags for customers and the customers would give a donation to the charity. As well as raise money, they also explained the charity to the customers so that they understood the cause for the bag pack. The bag pack was very successful as many people took part and supported the charity. A student that took part said “I liked raising the money as well as spreading the word about the charity”. Some tutor groups sold Candy Canes, did cakes sales and ran a chocolate fountain

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In the Spring the whole of our house always does a big fundraising event. We had to think up possible ideas for the event and the ideas ranged from Teacher for a day to inter tutor dodge ball. The overall idea was to do a big marathon. The plan was to run from our school to London (we planned to do this because of the upcoming London Olympic Games and the Torch relay). We had split the run up equally between all students and we had 1 hour to do our bit on three different tracks. Each student that took part got sponsored to raise the money for our House charity Unseen. Overall we rose just over £700 in total sponsorship. On the day we had people dressed up as Meercats, Penguins, Builders, Bananas, Father Christmas, Peter Pan, Morphs and lots more. There were people counting the amount of laps each person did, people taking photos and videos too. There was lots of support from people that couldn’t take part and teachers as well. Including the money from the bag pack and from other charity events, Canynges house helped raise £1767.57 for Unseen. This is a great amount of money and we are all really happy it is going to such a good cause.

The whole House after the run

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Including the money from the bag pack and from other charity events, Canynges house helped raise:
 
£1767.57 for Unseen


This is a great amount of money and we are all really happy it is going to such a good cause.

 

Cheque presentation to Unseen   House celebrates