Fabulous fundraisers at Priestlands School raise £1,219
Throughout this year Priestlands School is raising funds for Oakhaven Hospice. The children in Year 7 recently kickstarted the fundraising efforts, with their charity day raising a fabulous £1,219!
Of particular note, school friends Daisy and Ellie have done some incredible fundraising for Oakhaven Hospice. As part of their Year 7 charity day, the girls decided to challenge themselves to raise as much money as they could individually, alongside the school fundraising activities.
Oakhaven Hospice is a cause the girls hold dear, having attended Oakhaven’s Acorn Project, and knowing friends and family who have been helped by the hospice.
Keen runner Daisy pushed herself to run 5k along the Lymington seawall, supported in her training by Ellie, sister Jasmine, Mum, Dad and her dog, Willow. On the day she ran the distance in only 30 minutes!
As well as raising funds from friends and family, Daisy received sponsorship from several local businesses, including LSB Electrical, Bailey Building, Top Level Scaffold, The Plough Inn and Ray's Italian, taking her total to a brilliant £500.
Ellie has also undertaken her own silent fundraising for Oakhaven Hospice, raising £170 through a sponsored silence, apparently no mean feat!
The Year 7 charity day in school raised £549.12 through a variety of activities, cake and book sales, soak the teacher and a ‘teachers vs children’ dodgeball tournament.
£2,216 raised so far by Priestlands School
Students and teachers also raised £997 for Oakhaven last term with a Christmas Jumper Day, taking the total raised by Priestlands for Oakhaven so far this academic year to a superb £2,216.12, with the other year groups still to hold their charity days over the months to come.
Hannah Davies, Community Fundraiser at Oakhaven, said, “Many thanks to Daisy, Ellie and everyone at Priestlands for fundraising for Oakhaven. With only a small proportion of Oakhaven Hospice's costs funded by government sources, every donation makes a difference, enabling Oakhaven to continue providing exceptional care, comfort and support to patients facing end of life and their loved ones, both within the Hospice itself and out in the New Forest, Totton and Waterside community.”
As well as the ten beds in the Inpatient Unit, Oakhaven helps patients with life-limiting illnesses in their own homes - currently over 350 at any time - as well as providing wellbeing support at the Coates Centre. Last year Oakhaven cared for 1,394 patients and their families and loved ones, with around 3,200 visiting the Coates Centre to benefit from wellbeing support.
For information about how you could fundraise for Oakhaven Hospice, please visit oakhavenhospice.co.uk/help-us-fundraise.