Teachers and pupils from Sidcot School have raised more than £2,700 for Weston Hospicecare during their Kindness in the Community Week.

One activity included staff and students set walking, running or cycling 5km.

In total, the school raised £2,762.07 for the hospice. Money which will go towards supporting the palliative care provided to the community.

Kindness in the Community Week was coordinated by Joanna Leite, the School’s Deputy Head (Pastoral).

Joanna said, “The Quaker values of the School have truly come to the forefront during this week of kindness. The whole school community has shown a desire to make a difference in people’s lives and we are delighted by what we have been able to achieve together.”

The original target was to raise £1,000 and the hospice’s Director of Fundraising, Mark Flower, says the effort by all involved is amazing.

He said “An enormous thanks to Sidcot School and everyone who engaged with the Kindness in the Community Week.

The hospice has endured a really tough time of late amid the coronavirus pandemic and its effort like this which mean the hospice is able to continue doing what it does best.

We really appreciate the support and we are so grateful for the amount raised, which is almost three times the original target.

Well done, and thank you all very much once again!”

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