SJR raises £1060 for Children in Need
The Cardinal in college

Friday 13 November may have been unlucky for some but not for the charity fundraisers at St John Rigby College, who raised an impressive £1060 for Children in Need.

A host of fundraising activities were on offer throughout the week, from cake sales, quizzes, sponsored fancy dress, a concert showcasing students’ music, dance and acting skills to student vs. teacher ‘Chocolate Challenges’. These involved staff and students going head to head in sorting Smarties with chopsticks, sticking as many chocolate buttons to their faces as possible and moving Maltesers with a straw.

Some students chose to be sponsored to ‘go without’ for the week, with some giving up their mobile phones and social media while others sacrificed fizzy drinks. A particular highlight was Geography and Sociology teacher Dean Colasurdo agreeing to shave his head in a Mohican style if his students raised over £100. They actually forked out £160 for the charity in order to see his edgy new ‘do.

The week culminated in Sociology teacher Chris Peacock and Y13 student Craig Mullen participating in the rather gruesome ‘Bath of Beans Challenge’. Those watching donated cash to pour beans over the daring duo, which Principal Peter McGhee seemed to take great pleasure in being involved in! (See the College’s Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for the video).

Thank you to everybody who donated and participated in the events; your enthusiasm resulted in a fantastic week of activities and an excellent contribution to a worthy cause.

Click here to see more pictures of the fundraising events.