Pupils Create Puzzle To Raise Money For NHS
Three of our pupils have put together a scheme to raise money for NHS workers. Stewart (Year 6) along with his siblings, Shona (Year 4) and Alistair (Year 1) are keen jigsaw puzzle solvers. They wanted to design a 500-piece jigsaw with a local theme, have it made and sell it to fellow jigsaw enthusiasts in order to raise funds to help the NHS.
Their plan was to photograph attractive, colourful doors in their home town, Haslemere, put them together as a montage and have the final picture made into a jigsaw by a professional company. Having taken a number of photographs their mother, Vicki, wrote a letter to each of the householders whose doors were featured asking if they would mind their attractive doors being used to form the jigsaw.
They now plan to sell the 'Doors of Haslemere' jigsaws for £20 with all profits going to NHS Charities Together. The plan is to advertise the jigsaw for sale locally and deliver them by hand to keep costs down. If you would like to order one please email their mum Vicki, email@example.com.
NHS Charities Together provide extra vital funds and services to NHS hospitals, ambulances, mental and community health trusts and health boards. This funding is above and beyond what the government provides and is spent on enhancing care and experience of patients.
At the heart of Highfield and Brookham Schools is our aim to give back to the local community and make a positive impact on society. Over the past couple of months, we have seen the majority of our children and families take part in charitable projects and fundraising – shaving their heads, making PPE, baking cakes for doctors’ surgeries and donating food to the elderly and vulnerable.
Sophie Baber, Headteacher at Brookham School said, “We place great importance on our children understanding how to make a positive impact on the local community. Stewart, Shona and Alistair have really impressed us all with their creativity and collaboration to raise money for such an important cause.”
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