February 2017: Fundraisers smash £2,000 for Rossendale Hospice

HEARTY congratulations to Haslingden High’s Youth Enterprise Challenge team who won the Rossendale Hospice competition after raising the most money.

Our Year 10 students were supported by Farrow and Farrow Estate Agents who provided the team with £50 which they then grew.

The final figure raised was £2,056.34.

Lead teacher in Modern Foreign Languages Sian Nixon co-ordinated the team.

She said: “They were very organised, arranged their own meetings and decided on what fundraisers they were going to hold.

“They arranged a non-uniform day and bake sales. They also arranged a mannequin challenge in different classrooms when everyone froze for a minute.

“They used our popular Class 2km Grass initiative to raise funds and gained team building, organisation and presentation skills in the process of raising the money.”

At AG6 in Rawtenstall students from all six schools that participated delivered a presentation and not only did Haslingden High School win the highest amount raised, the school was also runner-up in the most innovative idea for the Christmas Xmas Factor talent show.

In total £6,500 was raised for the hospice through the challenge.

Alison Whittaker-Stewart, Fundraising and Marketing Manager at Rossendale Hospice said: “The Hospice relies heavily on donations so this was a magnificent effort from the six schools who took part.

“The challenge involved more than 60 students at six schools, a corresponding number of businesses and several sponsors, which means an awful lot of people gave their time and effort to make the whole thing a success, and the hospice is really grateful to everyone involved.”