Almost £3,000 raised for WWF Australia Bushfire appeal
February 17, 2020

A significant amount was raised from a recent Prep School fundraising initiative in aid of the World Wildlife Fund appeal relating to the Australian Bushfires.

Rydal Penrhos held a sponsored Kangaroo Jump last month that involved all year groups, and thanks to the sterling efforts of pupils a substantial sum of £2,727 for the global campaign.

Pre-School up to Year 6 navigated a course for a specific period of time jumping like the famous animal from the southern hemisphere, which proved to be extremely fun for all involved.

Head Girl Fleur Roberts also managed to secure some additional funds from father Ben Roberts after jumping for ten minutes in a Kangaroo costume for an additional £50.

Fleur and fellow Year 6 pupil Amelia Williams received special pencils for being the school’s highest individual collectors, raising £350 and £185 respectively.

Prep School head Lucy Davies, said: “This is an incredible amount to raise for a cause that really captured the hearts of our wonderful pupils, who were keen to do whatever they could to assist with the WWF’s operation.

“Congratulations to them all on raising almost £3,000 and thank you so much to everyone that donated.”

The fires have affected livelihoods, homes and up to one billion animals during that has left a devastating trail across the country in recent weeks.

When the fires clear, the WWF’s aim is to begin restoring what has been lost.

Their Australia appeal will help provide urgent care for injured wildlife, restore homes for koalas and plant trees that are urgently needed for habitats.