Prince Henry’s Interact & Charity Fundraising Activities
Prince Henry’s is proud of its long tradition for fundraising and supporting a wide range of charitable organisations and the main focus for this is PHHS Interact which, supported by Evesham Rotary Club, involves students across all year groups. Please see the Interact News page for more details of recent fundraising activities.
Message from the Headteacher
Now in its third year, PHHS Interact goes from strength to strength. During the 2014-15 academic year our enthusiastic Interact members raised over £4,700 – a remarkable amount. They were able to make donations to our two nominated charities – Make A Wish Foundation and Working World, each of which received cheques for £865.50. Other donations were made to other charities and fundraising appeals including Children in Need, the Ebola Crisis Appeal, St Richard’s Hospice, Acorns, Royal British Legion and Comic Relief.
A particular highlight for PHHS Interact was that Ella Wright, last year’s President, attended a World Affairs conference in Wisconsin, USA
Already this year, students have started work on the shoe box appeal, charity coffee mornings and are preparing for the annual Battle of the Bands event which will take place in the Arts Theatre on 11th December.
For 2015-16 the general proceeds which are not designated to other specific charities will be divided between an international charity – Pippi House, a refuge for street women and children in Tanzania, and the Tracy Sollis Leukaemia Trust, a local charity created in memory of a former Prince Henry’s student, which raises funds for research into leukaemia.
None of this would be possible without the hard work and commitment of our Interact members, but I must also thank all the students and members of staff who so enthusiastically support the fund raising efforts throughout the school. In particular, special thanks must be given to Mrs Taylor who works tirelessly behind the scenes to support Interact.
Dr A Evans