Diss High School’s fundraising week pulls in £5,000 for charities

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Diss High School pupils, staff and parents have earned plaudits for their generosity during a fundraising week, after handing cheques to two charities totalling more than £5,000.

Each of the ten sixth form tutor groups teamed up for their annual Charity Week in December 2015, staging numerous events such as stage performances, staff karaoke, cake sales, a quiz night, a sponsored fun run and two discos.

A pair of cheques for £2,500 each were recently presented by students to the two chosen charities, Save the Children and East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices (EACH).

Richard Budds, the Diss High School director of sixth form, said: “We raised £5,000 in just seven school days; the generosity of pupils, parents and staff at Diss High School knows no bounds.

“The enormous amount of time invested in the preparation, co-ordination and organisation of this many events is staggering.

“So many people contributed and every single one of them should be proud of this year’s record-equalling total.

“I am really proud of their efforts.”