This year’s Sixth Form Charities Committee has chosen Teenager Cancer Trust as their chosen charity for the year and their fund raising plans will kick off with a Year 7 and 8 Disco in the 150 Theatre on Tuesday 13th December, always a popular event in the school calendar.
Around seven young people aged between 13 and 24 are diagnosed with cancer every day in the UK. They need expert treatment and support from the moment they hear the word ‘cancer.’ The Committee will be looking to raise a substantial sum for the charity that provides vital care for these young cancer sufferers.
As well as the disco, there will be a Christmas Jumper Day on Wednesday 14th December, with each pupil and staff member donating a £1 to have the privilege of wearing the most garish seasonal knitwear they can lay their hands on!
There will also be a Table Top Sale and a Vintage Clothes Sale next term, dates to be confirmed but these are always very popular events and the Committee are hoping these will raise significant funds.
Collections will also be made during the interval of the Sixth Form play, Bronte, starting tonight in the 150 Theatre and at the Christmas Carol Services, where the collection will be divided between the Salvation Army, North Devon Hospice and Teenage Cancer Trust.
The West Buckland Charities Committee has a long tradition in raising vital funds for their chosen charities and we are sure that, as in the past, the school community will get behind their efforts this year.