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King Alfred School pupils raise hundreds for charity

PUBLISHED: 15:00 15 December 2017

King Alfred School Rag Day.

King Alfred School Rag Day.


Students from a Somerset secondary school raised almost £600 for charity.

Sam Collard and members of the King Alfred School Sixth Form student committee handed a cheque for £293 to Somewhere House.

The charity depends on donations and fundraising to operate and give support to those in need.

Students organised a number of different events on their annual Rag Day to raise the money.

The school raised £586 through a charity football match, quiz and fun games.

Representatives from Somewhere House and Give Children The Word, who also received a chunk of the money, said they were ‘hugely impressed’ and ‘deeply touched’ by the students’ hard work.

They added: “Every penny raised goes back into the charity and it means we get to meet more people in the community who need support with any mental health or emotional issues they are experiencing.”

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