Sixth Form students at Langley School raise vital funds for breast cancer charity.
Left to right: Mr Perriss (Langley Headmaster), Shopie Houghton-Hood (Little Lifts Volunteer, Events and Community Manager), Oa Hackett (Little Lifts founder), Mr Sitch (Langley Assistant Head).
A team of Prefects at Langley School has been raising funds for local cancer charity, Little Lifts, through a number of student-led initiatives. The pupils started with a target of £200 but, thanks to the generosity of the school community, including pupils, parents and staff, they have smashed the target and raised a sum that far exceeded expectations.
The current total is a staggering £1,530 and will go direct to the breast cancer charity that makes up gift boxes for breast cancer sufferers, giving them a ‘little lift.’ Although based locally, the Little Lifts charity send its boxes to every breast cancer patient in the UK who is receiving chemotherapy or radiotherapy treatment.
Langley Prefects raised the money via an appeal to all members of the school on a national day of fund raising; a non-uniform ‘Comfy Day,’ and via a collection at their Christmas Carol Service at Norwich Cathedral in December.
Langley School Headmaster, Mr Perriss, comments: “We are so proud of our Prefects, who have shown real kindness in wanting to support something so important. We are also grateful for the backing received from the Langley community. Thanks to them, the amount raised is more than 765% higher than our original target. Little Lifts is a superb charity and it’s a pleasure to support them.”
In January the Prefects, who are based at Langley’s Loddon campus, met up in person with Little Lifts and have also arranged a date to help with packing the special boxes.
Little Lifts Founder Oa comments, “We are extremely thankful to the Prefects at Langley School for raising awareness of Little Lifts as well as vital funds to support our work so that no breast cancer patient feels alone during treatment. The Prefects have planned and hosted several fundraising initiatives and are a wonderful example of community fundraising at its best. Their dedication to show kindness and support for people during a very difficult time is inspiring.”