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Posted on: December 20th 2019

Fundraising at Christmas Time

7 Chaucer X have been busy in the lead up to the festive season, raising £80 for the Toilet Twinning charity. The students, whose form room is Mr Matthews' technology workshop, worked like elves to work out the cost of materials and then each produce a handmade Christmas tree decoration and packaging.  They then used their form time to sell these to the ever generous Hurstmere staff.  The £80 goes to a charity called 'Toilet Twinning' which provides hygiene facilities to less fortunate areas of the world.  More information can be found at https://www.toilettwinning.org/what-we-do/.

The form would like to take the chance to thank all staff for their contributions and wish everyone a Happy Holiday season.

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