FCC Students raising money for Stonepillow

Students and staff at Felpham Community College finished off a busy and successful term by holding a non-school uniform day on Friday 17th December. Everyone was asked to bring in a donation with proceeds being split, with half the money raised going towards ‘Stonepillow’, a local charity which supports the homeless and vulnerable, and half towards improving the outdoor recreational facilities for students on the school site. Sixth form students and staff were encouraged to get involved and embrace a Christmas theme for their outfits.

This is the second Friday in a row that FCC has raised money for charity as on Friday 10th December, staff took part in a ‘secret’ Christmas jumper day, with students soon realising what was going on with the imaginative festive outfits on show from staff. Money raised from this event went to Save the Children, as part of their national Christmas Jumper Day appeal.

Phebe Allies, Student Leadership in charge of charity commented:
“It has been a busy half term – we took part in the annual Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal, then we complete a month-long donation drive for UK Harvest which was massive for us as a school and we collected in lots of donations (we filled a whole UK Harvest van!). Then the sixth form charity committee helped collect in the staff money on their Christmas Jumper day, and we have finished the term with a non-school uniform day. We unfortunately had to cancel our FCC Christmas fundraising Fair due to COVID safety, however we are looking at hopefully doing a Spring fair now instead which will be fun and a focus for next term. We have over 20 sixth form students who are all part of the Charity Committee and it is great to organise events for the school to raise awareness of charities and fundraise.”

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