Staff and pupils came together to raise money for their school’s chosen charity.
Ipswich High School Prep School in Woolverstone held a fundraising day for St Elizabeth Hospice last week.
After enjoying a bake sale in the morning which raised more than £350, the Prep School children burned off some of their cake-fuelled energy with a sponsored fun run started by the St Elizabeth Hospice mascot, Woolly the Sheep.
Lisa Finch, Head of Prep School, said: “We are delighted that Woolly could join us and that we are continuing to our efforts to raise money for this charity which means so much to many of us here at Ipswich High School.”
The event was organised by Year 1 teacher, Jess Clarke, who is part of the Ipswich High School team cycling from Venice to Rome in aid of St Elizabeth Hospice in September.
She will be undertaking the 400-mile challenge with Director of Sport Peter Taylor, Head of Science Kate Bagley and SENCO Dianna Firbank along with Sixth Form students Maddie Shelley and Chloe Mair.
Kaye Extance, Assistant Head (Co-Curricular), said: “I am so proud of the efforts of our staff, pupils and parents who always come together to support our charities.
“The bike ride in Italy in the autumn will be a real highlight and I applaud the team of staff and students taking on this incredible challenge.”
Joanne Rodger, events and challenges manager at St Elizabeth Hospice, said: “We would like to thank Ipswich High School for their amazing support for us and our exciting new Italian cycling challenge in September.
“Six of their staff will be joining us on the 400 mile challenge in just over four months’ time and have been fantastic fundraisers by organising fun events like this. The money raised means St Elizabeth Hospice can continue to care for more local families in our community, free of charge.”
St Elizabeth Hospice improves life for people with a progressive illness, and each year, the hospice needs to raise £10.5million – of which 75% comes from fundraising from the local community.
If you would like to donate to the school’s fundraiser, visit their JustGiving page.