Practice-a-thon raises roof and funds for cancer charity
Sydenham High Junior School musicians have raised over £700 in the school’s first ever Practice-a-thon. The girls raised money for CLIC Sargent by committing to practicing their instruments every day and showing what they had learnt in a music assembly. Further fun ways to raise money included one year 5 pupil dressing in full riding gear to play her piece Hobby Horse and another two pupils putting on a concert for family and friends at home. Over the week the girls were sponsored for their efforts and raised a staggering £742. The school’s brass teacher, Miss Harris, came up with the idea and inspired Junior School Head of Music Miss Duval and the pupils to take part.
Elizabeth Charing, CLIC Sargent Fundraising Manager, said: “A huge thank you to the teachers and pupils at Sydenham High Junior School for choosing to take part in Practice-a-thon. A lack of funds means that CLIC Sargent can only help two out of every three children and young people with cancer, and your support will help us to continue our vital work.”