Pupils raise record amount

Pupils at Boroughbridge High School with the cheque for Shaun Lee Johstone charity
Pupils at Boroughbridge High School with the cheque for Shaun Lee Johstone charity
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Pupils have raised a record amount for local charity the Shaun Lee Johnstone Fund. The team called 7O at Boroughbridge High School have raised £4170 for the fund which is a Brain Tumours and Brain Cancer charity. It is a record for this local charity.

They adopted the charity as part of their year 7 Citizenship work. They listened to a talk by Shaun’s father, Ray Johnstone and inspired by what they heard, the form staged a series of fundraising events.

From cake stalls, to sponsored hair straightening or silences, all 27 pupils got involved with various activities.

Four pupils, Brandon McAra, Morgan Weaver, Jonathan Mather and Thomas Fell, also helped organise a Bath of Beans event in Ripon Market Square that raised over £400.

The final event took place was an Auction of Promises held at the High School. With promises donated by the people of Boroughbridge and larger organisations such as Manchester United. The evening raised more than £2,700.

Mr Johnstone said “I am so pleased with the total we have raised, it is an amazing effort from all the pupils and staff involved and I am very grateful.”