Wakefield Trinity Community Foundation is delighted to collect a generous donation of £126 from Wakefield Girls’ High School following their school fundraiser.
The school, which work with girls aged between 11 and 18 from across the country, have raised an incredible amount of money in the past for charities both locally, regionally and internationally based.
Through their incredible initiative, pupils and staff donated items that could be grouped together to create a hamper – with the focus being directed towards wellbeing – which was then raffled off to the winning ticket.
Speaking on why the idea was put in place, Charities Coordinator at the school, Natalie Philips, said, “It has been a very stressful year and pupils were taking lots of tests, etc at the time.
“I felt that this was the perfect time for someone (staff or pupil) to win something to help them ‘de-stress.
“The hamper filled with items such as inspirational quotes, chocolates, pillow mist, muscle relaxing salts etc, was displayed around school and pupils and staff were invited to be in with a chance of winning it by buying a strip of raffle tickets at £1.”
In the light of all the Foundation’s great work delivered over the pandemic – including both our Connect and Team Mate projects – Wakefield Girls’ High School was keen to continue to support all of our great work to protect the wellbeing of our community.
“Helping others is a very big and important part of their lives,” Natalie followed.
“A few years ago, we were approached by Craig Shepherd to help the charity. He told us how the charity wants to help people in the Wakefield area through physical and mental health support and we were very keen to support them.”
With 2021 fully up and running, this year has been our busiest to date – despite the pandemic – and we are always on the lookout for extra funds to invest into our projects, subsequently, improving the lives of our community.
It’s a positive programme of activities that will engage people and families in the local community,” said Natalie, speaking on the Foundation’s work.
“People want to help themselves but sometimes just need a little guidance. A non-judgemental charity like yours can encourage someone to take a huge step in changing their habits and outlook on life for the better.”
If you would like to make a donation, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. All donations are very much appreciated.