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Great fundraising success with PTC Sunshine Week

Lots of fundraising fun for Sunfield

In the week beginning 29th April we were proud to be able to contribute towards Sunfield ‘Sunshine Week’. Our Year 11 prefects, supported by Mr Fenn, set up a range of fundraising activities together with organising a grand raffle.  Our chosen charity is Sunfield, an independent residential special school in Clent.  Sunfield is a national UK charity and residential special school supporting children and young people aged 6 -19 throughout England and Wales who have complex needs including autism.

Fundraising activities started on Monday 29th April with a video juke box game, cake sales, tombolas, an ice cream and milkshake stall, lucky dips and a raffle.  To conclude the week, on Friday 3rd May there was a whole school mufti “Wear Yellow” day. This caused a great deal of excitement as it was the first time such an event had been held at PTC for many years. Mr Lloyd, headteacher said, "I am delighted to say that the week was a great success and many thanks to Mr Fenn and the senior prefects for organising this event so well.  This follows the school’s support for SKT (Welfare) which is a charitable organisation set up to help victims of the civil war in Syria by purchasing and distributing baby milk to the refugees. Once again, PTC staff and students excelled by raising over £5,000 for the charity through a variety of community fundraising events. I would like to extend my thanks to Mr Hanif and Mr Latif in particular for co-ordinating these events".

Two male members of teaching staff also agreed to raise funds by having a public body wax by Stourbridge College students!

Katherine Worton, Sunfield’s Community Links Officer has visited our school, attending school assemblies and talking about Sunfield and how fundraising provides the charity with an opportunity for the development and improvement of its facilities and for the purchase of specialised items of equipment and vehicles, developmental work or research that it needs to undertake.  She said ‘We are really pleased that Pedmore school have chosen Sunfield as their donor for their latest fundraising activities. Sunfield relies on such donations to fund the development and improvement of its facilities and without the support of others such as Pedmore School we wouldn’t be able to offer our children and families the extra activities, service and facilities that we do. On behalf of everyone at Sunfield we would like to say a big thank you to Pedmore for all of their support, and wish their fundraising activities a great success.’

Pedmore staff and students regularly partake in charity fundraising initiatives and have chosen Sunfield as their favourite local charity on several occasions in the past.  This year, students will also be visiting Sunfield to learn more about the school and the work it undertakes.