Shefford students raise an incredible £5,000 for charity

Robert Bloomfield Academy has raised more than £5,000 for charity.

Robert Bloomfield Academy has raised more than £5,000 for charity. - Credit: Archant

Enterprising pupils at a Shefford school have broken through the £5,000 barrier through their charity fundraising.

Year 6 students at Robert Bloomfield Academy in Shefford have managed to raise an astonishing £5065.50 for the NSPCC since the start of the school year.

The enterprising youngsters raised money on their own by selling home-made lemonade, having cake sales and doing odd jobs, including trampoline washing. The children made so many cakes to sell the school sold them over three consecutive days.

Year 6 student, Izzy Harrison, said: “It’s so important we raised the money we did because it will help so many children – who could benefit simply from us doing a times table quiz and selling cakes. I think every school should get involved.”

Fellow Year 6 student, Clarrie Terleph, added: “I felt happy raising money for the NSPCC because there are a lot of children who have no-one to help or listen to them and our money could help them.”

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The NSPCC Fiona Westwood added: “Robert Bloomfield Academy has supported the NSPCC since 1989.

“In those years they have raised £36 074.29 towards our services.

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“Amazingly, £25,000 of this figure was raised since 2009 – it has been a privileged to work with Year 6.”

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