Entrepreneurial youngsters raise over £700 for charity on one morning

On the 21st December, students from one of Dorset’s top performing sixth forms, The Purbeck School in Wareham, spent the morning touring Wareham’s high street and local businesses raising money for two charities:  Purbeck Youth and Community Foundation and Macmillan Cancer Support.

“We were overwhelmed with the generosity of the public. We had a fantastic warm welcome wherever we went and people donated more than I expected,” commented charity prefect Daniel Bolar.  “In particular we would like to thank the Purbeck School students and their parents, the staff at M J White and the Officers and Councillors of Purbeck District Council who helped us to beat last year’s fundraising target!”

The Purbeck School would like to thank Deli on the Quay in Poole and luxury chocolate brand Chococo for sponsoring the day with delicious cakes and chocolate treats.

The students took part in a festive fancy dress competition, a University Challenge quiz and ended the day with an exceedingly good Purbeck Bake Off competition.

“It is brilliant to see our sixth formers having so much fun and raising a significant amount of money for charity,” commented Head of Sixth Form Debs Rayner.  “We are so proud of their achievements today.”

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