Hundreds raised from BBC Children in Need Day
November 18, 2019

A host of activities were organised as Rydal Penrhos lent its support to a nationwide fundraising initiative.

The school’s Sixth Form Charity Committee devised an action-packed schedule for the annual BBC Children in Need Day, which took place on Friday, November 15.

All year groups dressed up to mark the occasion along the theme of “what you wanted to be when you grew up”, which saw some outstanding costumes such as a Farmer, Doctor, Builders, Superman and a Rocket Man.

Plenty of tasty treats were on offer at a charity cake sale during morning break, and male staff members had their legs waxed during lunch to raise further funds for the cause, where they were joined by Head Boy Ioan Peake-Jones.

In addition to the leg waxing, staff also had their make-up done by a select number of pupils who donate.

More than £700 has been collected for Children in Need from the Senior School to date, with a number of donations still expected before the final total is confirmed.

Senior School Head Sally-Ann Harding, said: “Our Sixth Form Charity Committee did an incredible job of organising this year’s BBC Children in Need Day, and it was great to see the entire Rydal Penrhos community enthusiastically supporting every activity for a very worthy cause.

“They can be enormously proud of their efforts and I would like to thank them all for giving up their time to put on such a brilliant event.”

Children in Need is the BBC’s official UK charity and raises money for disadvantaged young people around the country, such as those experiencing poverty, with disabilities, or victims of abuse or neglect.