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LITERACY IN A BOX CHARITY BENEFIT FROM 12 DAWSON’S FANCY DRESS DAY

13 June 2022  |  Jill Lundberg  |  Posted in:

Students in 12 Dawson ensured their ‘Ten Pound Challenge’ brought lots of joy and fun into college whilst raising over £146 for Literacy in a Box.  Poppy Mortimer and Grace Lord came up with the fundraising idea of inviting colleagues and staff to dress up as something beginning with the first letter of their Christian name.

The tutor group voted to support the Literacy in a Box charity because they were aware that smaller charities often lose out when there are international disasters and national financial hardships. Literacy in a Box supports children’s education in Zambia by sending boxes of school resources to lead to uninterrupted educational progress.

Mrs Dawson said: “The fun idea was immediately supported by others in the tutor group. Some of them went to amazing extremes of costume to really focus the event. To Poppy and Grace’s credit and other members of the tutor group’s enthusiasm, there was an overwhelming response from the whole sixth form,  really generating a true spirit for supporting charities.”

In addition to dressing up, Will Mawer raised £22 and James Lunn £41 through extra individual events. Will  played 17 different individuals simultaneously at chess in one chess club session and James busked at the Station Cafe.

Well done to 12 Dawson.

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