Last term Framlingham College raised £1,118.05 in aid of the Marie Curie Cancer Care through various fund-raising activities organised by the Charity Committee.
These included the sale of Valentine cards, roses, chocolates, a non-uniform day, raffle ticket sales at the Spring concert, and the whole school Easter Egg hunt.
A spokesperson for the college said they were “delighted” to welcome one of the Fundraising Group Members for Marie Curie Cancer, David Defoe, to the College to present him with the cheque for the funds raised.
Mr Defoe gave an enlightening talk about the high-quality care and support that Marie Curie provides to cancer patients and those close to them when patients are at the end of their lives.
He added that funds raised would be used to pay for the much-valued nursing care that Marie Curie provides.
The cheque was presented by Flo McCausland and Phoebe Reynolds who had given a moving presentation their peers, leading to Marie Curie Cancer Care being voted last term’s Charity of the Term.
Paul Taylor, headmaster said: “We are very proud of the many and varied charity events held – and organised – by the pupils in support of this charity, and because it is our pupils who vote each term for the charity they want to support they all feel a personal commitment to raising as much as they can.
“David Defoe reminded the pupils where their money would go and his compelling presentation made a lasting impression on them.”