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Littlehampton students’ wacky day of fun

Students all dressed up for The Littlehampton Academy's fundraising week

Students all dressed up for The Littlehampton Academy's fundraising week

STUDENTS in Littlehampton have helped to give Sussex’s air ambulance service a lift this week.

Hundreds of children from Shakespeare Chapter at The Littlehampton Academy took part in the charity week – which finished with a fête on Friday (May 9) – raising almost £1,200 for the air ambulance service.

Students from years-eight to 11 joined in with a range of wacky fundraising ideas from a fancy dress day and splat the rat session to a beat the goalie.

Unsurprisingly, the most popular attraction at the week-long event proved to be the soak the teacher stall, where students had the chance to pour a bucket of water over their favourite teacher’s head.

Heather French, Shakespeare Chapter’s manager, said the charity week had been a fantastic success and managed to beat last year’s impressive total.

Ms French said: “The most popular stall was arguably the soak the teacher one.

“We are pleased to announce we raised a whopping £1,157 in total from the week, beating last year’s amount of £822.”

Lynne Mitchell, Sussex Air Ambulance’s director of income generation, praised the school for its fantastic donation.

She said: “As a charity, we rely almost entirely on public donations so we are enormously grateful to The Littlehampton Academy for its support.”

The service has attended 821 call-outs this year with each mission costing about £2,500.

Ms French wished to thank all the businesses which gave donations to support the raffle.

 

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