Champions of Charity Week

Thomas Sharman House students celebrate a successful charity week by raising £1026.40 for their chosen charity

Students from Thomas Sharman House at Chatham & Clarendon Grammar School in Ramsgate took part in their annual charity week to support Pilgrims Hospices. Throughout the week activities were held including cake sales, funky tie and shoes day and one of the students, Hansaka Senviratne, having his head shaved and legs waxed. Fellow student Liz Ellis said: “It was so funny watching Hansaka getting his legs waxed and his head shaved. We’ve never laughed so much.” Their enthusiasm to exceed last years total raised was evident when the students roped the teaching staff into the fundraising too with a teachers vs students Dodgeball game. Sammy Wu commented: “When else can you pay money to throw balls at teachers?”

Victoria Cackett, Head of Thomas Sharman House said: “It was a privilege and pleasure to work with the students in my house to raise money for such a worthy cause. To see young people fired up and excited about raising money was wonderful. As a house we are proud of the amount we have raised and hope it will help Pilgrims Hospices to continue it’s amazing work.”

What a fantastic donation this is

The students who organised charity week were; Liz Ellis, Charlotte Mayes, Matt Williams, Hansaka Senviratne, Tyne Goold, Sam March, Melissa Palmer, Sammy Wu and Joe Eldred. Charlotte said: “It was amazing helping and watching people raise money to make an amazing difference to peoples lives, especially as I know people who have been in the Pilgrims Hospices care.”

Caroline Dixon, Community Fundraising Officer for Pilgrims Hospices said: “What a fantastic donation this is, the students have all worked so hard to make their charity week a success and they should be very proud of themselves. I also want to thank Mrs Cackett, Mr Harris and the other staff in Thomas Sharman House for their continued support of our charity. I’m looking forward to supporting the students at next years event.”

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