17th November 2017 – We have now finished collecting and counting the money raised by the this year’s Readathon. We’ve seen another super effort from our students, with a grand total of £1861.56 raised – and a great number of books read!
This money will be used to buy books for children in hospital. For them, books and stories are particularly important – they comfort, distract, reassure and entertain. Because the Readathon team are able to buy them brand new books, this ensures that they are safe for those at high risk of infection.
Our top individual fundraiser was Hannah in 7F, whose sponsors contributed £80! Hannah enjoyed reading children’s versions of A Merchant of Venice, Henry V, Richard III and Much Ado About Nothing. However, her favourite read was Ballet Shoes – she used to watch the film with her nan when she was younger, so she really enjoyed exploring the book it was based on.
Well done to Hannah and to all our other fundraisers – and a huge thank you to everyone who supported them.