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Gloucestershire school raises cash for RSPCA

Year 6 pupils from Charfield School in Wotton-under-Edge have raised £625.20 for the RSPCA by organising several fundraising events. 

A cheque was presented to Bristol ARC, the Bristol & District branch of the RSPCA, and a representative spoke to the children about how the money would be used to help rehome animals, provide veterinary care for animals in need and raise awareness to prevent cruelty to animals.  

Funds were raised through cake sales, raffles, a book sale and the sale of dog treats with children from other year groups and their parents supporting the events.  

Charfield School headmistress, Mel Willcox, said:

“We are delighted to have raised over £600 for the RSPCA. Huge congratulations to our Year 6 pupils who did a fantastic job of organising the events and making them a success, it was lovely to see how passionate they became about the cause. 

“The students began learning about the importance of fundraising as part of their personal, social and emotional (PSE) development in class. They then decided to take it a step further and organise events to raise real money for a charity, with RSPCA selected following a class vote. 

“Thank you also to Bristol Animal Rescue Centre, who visited us to collect the cheque and explain more about what they do. It really helped the children appreciate that their efforts resulted in real positive outcomes for a good cause.” 

Charfield School is part of the Castle School Education Trust (CSET) which offers high quality education across the primary, secondary and sixth form key stages at seven South Gloucestershire schools.  

Included in the group alongside Charfield Primary School is Castle School, Downend School, Mangotsfield School, Marlwood School, Lyde Green Primary School and Severn Beach Primary School.  

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