Students from a North Lincolnshire grammar school have raised £542 in just 90 minutes for their local hospice.
The year nine students in forms X, Y and Z at Caistor Grammar School individually held three 30-minute fundraising events during their lunch breaks for Lodge Hospice, after the Scunthorpe-based charity touched the life of a family member at the school.
Lindsey Lodge Hospice Fundraiser Selina Doyle said: “When we heard about the students’ fundraising activities we were amazed at just what they had achieved!
“They organised everything themselves, from the posters and advertising to planning and holding the events, including a tombola, ping pong match and a cupcake and hot chocolate sale – they even sourced all their own prizes!”
The charity-run hospice provides specialist palliative care to North Lincolnshire people living with life-limiting illnesses. Its dedicated team of staff and volunteers touches the lives of hundreds of people every year, either directly as patients, or by supporting family members or carers, before, during and after one of the most difficult times in their lives.
Selina added: “On behalf of everyone at Lindsey Lodge Hospice I’d like say a massive thank you to everyone at Caistor Grammar School for their amazing support!
“They really are an inspiration, and a fantastic example of how young people really can make a difference in their local community!”