Postcard auction raises £1,567 for charities

By Cheryl Osborne, Teacher of Biology

Nicholas Nelson, a volunteer speaker from Save the Children gave an assembly and received a cheque for £800 which was raised for the charity as part of a student led activity last year called ‘Run a Charity’, designed to give students a taste of managing a charity. They decided that any money raised should be split between Save the Children and the Bedales Swaziland appeal. Their next task was to decide how to fundraise. This took a lot of discussion with everyone having differing opinions on what would and wouldn’t work. It was decided to carry out a postcard auction on Parents’ Day, which seemed a relatively easy task but proved not to be. They asked all members of the community to contribute, but a lot of the postcards came in at the last minute creating some anxiety. On the day people were very generous and £1,567 was raised. View photo.

Bedales School


Bedales School is one of the UK’s top independent private co-education boarding schools. Bedales comprises three schools situated in Steep, near Petersfield, Hampshire: Dunannie (ages 3–8), Dunhurst (ages 8–13) and Bedales itself (ages 13–18). Established in 1893 Bedales School puts emphasis on the Arts, Sciences, voluntary service, pastoral care, and listening to students’ views. Bedales is acclaimed for its drama, theatre, art and music. The Headmaster is Keith Budge.

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