We would like to thank the Children at Ballard School in Hampshire, for taking part in an inter-house Charity Coin Trail competition. Students from the four school houses were inspired to collect loose change and coins from home to raise funds for four local charities which were chosen by students in each house. Working in teams they voted for their favourite charity to represent their house and then placed coins in separate trails which were lined up in the sports hall to see who could raise the most.
Students from all age groups were involved and the competition was exceedingly close, successfully raising £441.08 in total. The winner, Setthorns House, raised £124.37 for their chosen charity, the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance, which exists to bring immediate, life-saving critical care to patients. They were closely followed by Holmsley House who raised £110.33 for Força – strength against cancer, a charity which offers support to those living with cancer in Hampshire. Wilverly House raised £103.31 for Solent Mind which supports people with mental health problems across the South. Broadley House also raised £103.07 for the Teenage Cancer Trust which helps to provide treatment and support to young people with cancer.
Headmaster of Ballard School, Alastair Reid said:
“The Coin Trail was a great opportunity for the children to get involved in fundraising for local charities whilst also having a bit of fun with a friendly cross-house competition. I am proud of all the students who got involved, collecting spare change at home and putting it to good use.’’