Fundraising Spring Extravaganza

A charity fund-raising quiz has helped pupils at Wisbech Grammar School take a giant leap forward in their bid to raise £5,000 for Guide Dogs.

The boys and girls are aiming to raise the grand total in a year – and reaching their target will allow them to name a puppy which is trained to provide mobility for the blind.

Proceeds amounting to £750 from the quiz, which attracted 110 people and which was organised and run by the school charity committee, Caritas, are being split between the Guide Dogs charity and Sasenyi primary school in Kenya, which senior pupils visited last summer in order to carry out community work.

After a preliminary two rounds about dogs and Kenya, the contestants paused to tucked into a supper and cakes prepared by the pupils.

The cash raised for Guide Dogs is being added to £1500 netted at the harvest fair and a non-uniform day, which brought in £717, and the pupils are now half way to reaching their target for the year.

Charities coordinator Miss Jan Wildman said: “We had a really superb team of student helpers who worked extremely hard to set up and run the event. We are thrilled to have raised so much money.”

The school community is set for another event, run by the Friends of Wisbech Grammar School, on Saturday, March 16 to help the pupils reach their total, a Family Spring Extravaganza, and this will run from 11am to 3pm in the school’s Russell hall.