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Generosity praised after huge donations made by Diss High School

Diss, Norfolk. Diss Sixth Form student with cheques for money raised at the school which have been given to EACH and the Big C local charities pictured front from left Mike Ollerton, Laura Shearing (EACH), Paige Chenery, Lydia Common, Diane Northway (Big C) and Richard Budds ANL-140403-164911001

Diss, Norfolk. Diss Sixth Form student with cheques for money raised at the school which have been given to EACH and the Big C local charities pictured front from left Mike Ollerton, Laura Shearing (EACH), Paige Chenery, Lydia Common, Diane Northway (Big C) and Richard Budds ANL-140403-164911001

Director of Sixth Form at Diss High School Richard Budds has praised the generosity of pupils, parents and staff at the school after £3,600 was donated to charities this week.

The money was raised through a charity week, held in December and featured a number of events, while a cheque presentation was made on Tuesday morning.

Cancer charity Big C and East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices (EACH) were chosen by a student committee to be supported.

Mr Budds told the Diss Expres: “We raised £3, 600 during the week; this amount tells you everything you need to know about the generosity of pupils, parents and staff at Diss High School and the enormous amount of time invested in the preparation, co-ordination and organisation of so many events, in order to make the Charity Week such a success.

“Our Sixth Formers work hard and achieve excellent examination results but they also care about others in the wider community and find time every year to make a difference to those less fortunate than themselves.

“I am really proud of their efforts this year.”

The charity week, held between December 9 and December 13, started with a sixth form fancy dress, while the rest of the school had their non-uniform day on the Friday.

Each of the ten Sixth Form tutor groups was responsible for organising at least one event during the week.

Other events included an eating contest, a staff against students netball match, a drag show, a version of television programme Take Me Out, a quiz night, and a staff karaoke event.

 

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