Chase Grammar School students are getting creative with their fundraising plans this year through holding an online charity auction in aid of two charities: Mind UK and Cancer Research UK.
Each year, students at the school pick two charities to support, engaging in a wide range of fundraising activities across the year. This year, students and staff have had to think even more creatively whilst continuing to raise money during lockdown.
Mrs Kelly, a Head of House at the school said, “Students were passionate that we should continue to fundraise, despite the pandemic. They are acutely aware of the struggles facing charities during lockdown and are determined to support them in any way possible.”
Students have already begun fundraising, taking part in a range of socially-distanced activities including online quizzes, fitness challenges and art competitions.
One of the students, Hollie Ordidge, who is in Year 6 at the school said, “continuing to support the charities is so important but has also been a lot of fun as it gave us something to bring us together during lockdown. Our biggest challenge now is to get people excited about the online auction and to bid on our art.”
The art auction will take place on Facebook, with a page dedicated to the auction of the 45 items already donated. The pieces range from art created by students to pieces of art donated by professional artists. “There is such a wide range of pieces,” Mrs Kelly shared. “It inspirational for our students to see their artwork being auctioned alongside professional work.”
The auction will run from Monday 15 March at 9am until Sunday 18 April at 4pm and can be accessed through the school’s Facebook account.
More information about the school can be found on their website: www.chasegrammar.com