Cavendish House raises more than £1,000 for charities with a pink dress-down day.
The first fundraiser of this academic year saw staff and pupils arriving to lessons ‘pretty in pink’ or with ‘wild hair’ on Thursday – and in many cases a combination of the two. As well as dressing their clothes down and their hair up, they had the opportunity to buy delicious cakes at Little Break and to enter a raffle to win a ‘bouquet’ of cupcakes or the coveted Cavendish mascot.
Every year, the school supports a local charity as well as an overseas Jesus and Mary charity, with all proceeds from fundraising days split between the two. In Cavendish, Tyrell and Ingleton House Assemblies on Monday morning, everyone had the opportunity to vote for one of three new local charities for 2016-17.
House Captains and Vice-Captains introduced the good work carried out by the Spinal Injuries Association, Thames Valley Air Ambulance and The Puzzle Centre, which provides early intervention for young children with autism.
The Air Ambulance, which serves Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire and Berkshire, received the most votes and proceeds from the fundraiser will go towards this worthy cause as well as to Breast Cancer Research. To date, more than £1,000 has been raised!