Roper House Red Cross Charity Event
Anyone walking past the Junior School during break time on Thursday, thinking that the playground had turned into a big and buzzing fun fair wouldn’t have been entirely wrong… It was the day of the Roper Fair in aid of the British Red Cross. Our Year 8 Roper House and Sports Captains (Shann, Oscar, Esme and Ollie) were in charge of organising this big charity event. Anything from cake and ice lollies to board games, books and toys were available on stalls. (At this point I must thank Biz, the cook in Choir House for the very generous donation of four BIG trays of cake!) In addition to this the captains had organised ‘Sponge-throwing’ (a big thank you to Riley and Louis for being such
great sports, the weather wasn’t too friendly) and ‘Guess how many chocolates in the jar’. We also managed to raise quite a substantial amount of money by collecting small change to form the shape of the Red Cross. In preparation to the fair we had invited Mr Charles Marshall (Senior Community Fundraiser for Kent) back to our Junior School Chapel to talk about the fantastic and crucial work the British Red Cross does in Britain and throughout the world. He will return once more during next weeks to receive a cheque of £300 which was raised by the fair.
A big THANK YOU to everyone involved, be it by organising, drawing posters, donating, baking or spending money.