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Students and staff at Ulverston Victoria High School all joined in with Christmas jumpers to help raise money for Save the Children and local charity St Mary’s Hospice. The school’s corridors and classrooms were brightened up with colourful jumpers as UVHS came together to celebrate the festive season with a fundraising Christmas Jumper Day on the last day of term on Friday 16th December 2016.
Sharon Birch, Citizenship Coordinator: “Every year for the past four years we at Ulverston Victoria high School have taken part in Christmas Jumper Day. This has always been participated in with great enthusiasm and delight by all pupils and staff alike. This year we managedto raise a brilliant £980.83 by adorning our woolly pullies for two great causes, Save the Children and St Mary’s Hospice.
The Hospice provides the local community with an invaluable service that many of us can relate to. Their never ending genuine care has been experienced by so many, not only by pupils and staff in school but in the wider community too and by making this donation from the school we can continue to support their amazing work and feel proud to be able to do so.”
Aurora Park, Year 9 Said: “I loved it” and Marcus Knaggs, Year 9 added: “It was so much fun!”
Melissa Dixon, St Mary’s Hospice Community Fundraiser added: “We’re delighted that UVHS chose St Mary’s to benefit from their fantastic fundraising. It’s another great way to introduce St Mary’s in our community, and a lovely way to share the message of thinking of others especially at this time of year.”
St Mary’s Hospice received a cheque for £500, this can provide 143 breakfasts on St Mary’s Inpatient Unit or 26 hours of patient care at £19 per hour and will help support patients and their loved ones, when they need it most.