Staggering fundraising effort by Form 5

Mrs McGrory is staggered by the amount of money that Form 5 pupils have raised for this year’s School Charity, Carers Trust Solihull.

Having been given a £5 note, each pupil was challenged to use the money to support a fund raising activity of their choice. Children baked over 300 cupcakes, selling them to friends and family, and washed cars. They made and sold craft items including bookmarks and handmade Christmas cards. One child sold refreshments at a comedy event that he hosted and another group organised a charity walk. One of the school’s talented musicians even recorded a Christmas album, selling over 200 CDs. They held raffles, with many prizes donated by local retailers, and auctioned off a signed Birmingham City football shirt. Local shops donated pastries which one team sold at offices where they also offered a freshly brewed cup of tea or coffee.  At each event they explained why the Schools’ Council had decided to raise funds for Solihull’s young carers and how the Charity, Carers Trust, provides support for these young people.

With more money still coming in the children have already raised a staggering £4033. They would like to thank all the local companies that kindly donated supplies and prizes to help the fund raising efforts, including M&S, Tiger, The Entertainer, Waitrose, Liv, Costco and Sainsburys. 

A volunteer from Carers Trust visited Eversfield to hear about the pupils’ fund raising activities. Pater Masters said ‘It’s been a real pleasure to see the energy and joy with which you’ve approached raising this money. We will be able to further support our young carers. Thank you for sharing the fun that you’ve had with me.’

Headmaster, Mr Robert Yates, indicated how proud he was of the children ‘They have worked so hard to support our charity in many ingenious ways. They should be very proud of their efforts and the enthusiasm with which they have approached their various activities.’

Eversfield will continue to raise money for Carers Trust Solihull throughout the year and present the charity with a final cheque at the end of the summer term.