Diss High pupils earn big haul for charities

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Sixth form students at Diss High School have received plaudits for helping to raise around £5,000 for two charities during an organised fundraising week last year.

Members of the sixth form committee and their fellow Year 12 and 13 pupils gathered the funds across a series of events held between December 8 and December 12, 2014, in order to benefit East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices (EACH) and the Rays of Sunshine foundation, which assists children suffering from serious illnesses.

The fundraisers included a popular charity auction, which itself brought in £1,500, a staff karaoke event, drag show, versions of the TV shows ‘Take Me Out’ and ‘Family Fortunes’, a quiz night, disco, football tournament and sponsored fun run.

Richard Budds, director of sixth form at Diss High School, said: “The care and time the sixth formers have given to the wider community every year really does help make a difference to those less fortunate than themselves.”

Alice Wells, secretary to the school’s sixth form committee, said: “This clearly demonstrates the generosity of pupils, parents and staff at Diss High School, and the enormous effort and time invested into the preparation, co-ordination and organisation of so many events, in order to make the Charity Week such a success.”