Two daring teachers from a Wheatley school took advantage of the re-sauces available to them to raise money for terminally ill children, young adults and their families.
Pupils and fellow members of staff at Chilworth House Upper School enjoyed pouring beans over teaching assistant Michael Wood and deputy head and science teacher Gareth Smith while they laid in a bath to raise money for Helen & Douglas House, our charity of the year.
The Thame Road school raised £257 with a jam-packed day of fundraising at the end of last term.
Mr Smith and Mr Wood willingly volunteered to sit in a bath tub and have baked beans poured over them. Students and staff members paid 20p a can to toss the beans over them.
Andrew Hemming, from the school, said the money was raised for Helen & Douglas House because the East Oxford charity “is such an incredible” organisation.
He added: “Our school loved fundraising for a great charity and hope the money gets used to make a little one’s life more enjoyable.
“[It was] such an amazing achievement and a huge thanks to all the staff and students who took part and raised this much money for this great charity.”
Staff and students bought and gobbled up cakes, flapjacks and brownies baked by the food technology department as part of the fundraising activities. A game to guess the amount of sweets in the jar, a raffle and a Santa fun run also added to the entertainment.
Lucy Walker, from Helen & Douglas House, said: “We are delighted that Chilworth House Upper School has raised this money for us. They organise some great fun fundraising events. This money will help local terminally ill children live life to the full and allow us to give their families the help and support they need.”
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