• Rainford High School Educate Magazine Easter Eggs

Egg-cellent fundraising efforts by Rainford High

Students at Rainford High have held their annual Easter challenge in a bid to raise money and collect Easter eggs for local charities.

The school set an initial target of £1000 and aimed to gather over 450 Easter eggs.

Staff and students from Year 7 to sixth form, took part in the challenge and raised an impressive total of £1,025 and accumulated 476 chocolate eggs.

In addition, Rainford High held a ‘wear your trainers to school’ day, which enabled students to come in their own trainers in exchange for a monetary donation.

Their hard work will benefit ten local charities; Willowbrook Hospice, Zoë’s Place Baby Hospice, The Hope Centre, Teardrops, Tough Tommy’s Travels, The Smile Fund and Chrysalis Centre for Change, as well as St Helens Young Carers, Rainford Victoria Care Home and St Helens Hall and Lodge Care Home.

Ian Young, principal at Rainford High, said: “Our Easter challenge has become a popular event in the school calendar. It is fantastic to see students and staff come together and work towards raising money and donating gifts for vital causes in the area.

“We hope our efforts can help make a difference.”

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