Students Raise Record School Charity Total

15 October 2019

Penryn College students have helped raise a total of £3,651.99 for Cornwall Air Ambulance – the record amount of charity money raised by the school.

As part of their fundraising efforts throughout the 2018/19 academic year, pupils sold handmade goods, organised charity sports matches, created fun games, and much more – with all proceeds contributing towards Cornwall Air Ambulance’s New Heli Appeal, which will bring a new air ambulance to Cornwall by April 2020.

The total amount raised – which exceeded the school’s previous record charity fundraising total by over £1,000 – was revealed during school assemblies last week, when current and former students were part of a cheque presentation to Cornwall Air Ambulance’s members of staff.

Cornwall Air Ambulance Community Fundraiser, Gemma Collins, was among the charity’s team members who were involved in the cheque presentation, and was full of praise for everyone involved in the fundraising. She said: “The students have helped raise an incredible amount of money for the New Heli Appeal, and we are so grateful that they chose to support the life-saving charity during this very important year.

“A huge thank you to all of the students, their parents/guardians, and staff, who have supported Penryn College’s fundraising over the last year, and made it such a great success.”

Last year’s Charity Prefects, Jasmine and Kate, were also part of last week’s cheque presentation, along with Penryn College Head of House and Head of Student Council, Mr Parekh, who proudly reflected on the students’ fundraising achievements.

“Over the last academic year the students here at Penryn College have worked really hard to raise funds for Cornwall Air Ambulance,” said Mr Parekh.

“Our pupils chose Cornwall Air Ambulance as the 2018/19 school charity because it’s a Cornish charity that saves lives and supports so many people. Together, they raised an amazing amount of money, and they should be congratulated on the hard work and care that went towards raising our school charity record total for this wonderful charity.”

Students are now part of a voting process which will decide the 2019/20 school charity, with the outcome set to be revealed in the coming weeks.