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Brocks Hill raise money for Veterans’ Programme

Two groups of year 4 students from Brocks Hill Primary School in Leicester spent the afternoon busily raising money for the SkillForce veteran’s programme.

As part of the schools mental health awareness week the Prince William Award students decided given the background of so many of the SkillForce instructors, they wanted to collaborate with the school and raise money for the programme.

As such it was a whole school involvement, with cakes being made and bought in from every class; a book donation was organised weeks before in preparation for the afternoon and piles of amazing prizes for the raffle were donated, including an IPad! The students chose fun activities which the whole school could have a go at and try to win a prize. This included stacking cups in under 10 secs, a bean bag toss, a penalty shoot-out and various others.


The 63 children worked hard all afternoon rotating around each activity as every class came from the school with their donations to help raise money. At the end of the school day the remaining cakes, books and raffle prizes were taken outside to the playground where the parents had the opportunity to raise more money. All that was left at the end of the event were a few books and the crumbs of the cakes!

The students of Brocks Hill excelled all expectations when they raised over £300. Their passion, enthusiasm and teamwork meant that they created an event that the whole school was buzzing from.

Sarah BURTON, their instructor said “the children have all worked so hard on this for weeks, their passion for doing this has amazed me and I can honestly say that I am very proud to be their instructor and to work in this fabulous school”

Michelle Walton the Head teacher came to visit the children and was amazed at all the hard work they were putting in “it’s great to see them all working so hard as a team and I believe they decided all by themselves to donate to the veterans’ programme, which is highly commendable.”

Andy Townsend, programme manager for the veterans’ programme was there on the day to help out with everything said “I am amazed at the kindness and generosity of the children from year 4 and the school as a whole. It isn’t a cause that automatically comes to peoples mind when wanting to raise money, so I am so grateful for all the support”

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