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Local Charities To Benefit From School’s Fundraising Day

Published on: 11 Jul, 2021
Updated on: 11 Jul, 2021

Pupils at George Abbot School during their annual fun day that raised £6,000 for local charities.

Pupils at George Abbot School in Burpham have held their annual charity fundraising day, Gabbotfest, raising £6,000.

Held in a Covid-secure manner on Thursday, July 8, the school’s PR firm Denford Associates reports the day started with teacher Ben Rodgers and Charlotte, one of the head students, being interviewed on BBC Radio Surrey about the event.

The day was run largely by the students, who had to apply to run fete-style stalls.

More then 140 were successful, with some offering baked goods for sale and others running games.

Twenty of the stalls were run by business studies students, who undertake the task as part of their enterprise studies. There was also an inflatables area, live music and sports activities taking place.

The £6,000 raised will all be distributed between a number of local and national charities, including some put forward by students. A donation will be made to the Royal County Hospital’s Covid 19 appeal.

Assistant head teacher Matthew Goulborn said: “Gabbotfest is a great opportunity for the whole school to come together for good causes and for a good time.

“The pandemic has meant that we have not been able to have many of the events that bring the school together as a community recently, so it was brilliant to do this before the summer holidays.

“The students put on an amazing array of stalls and a fantastic amount of money was raised.”

George Abbot School is part of Guildford Education Partnership (GEP) Academies.

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