Over the course of the year the Vic Medics group have been working hard to fundraise for our chosen charity, Toilet Twinning. Since September we have researched the charity and come up with various different ways we can help.
The charity works with schools and communities in underdeveloped areas of the world to provide clean water and flushing toilets. The charity works particularly with schools and helps build changing rooms, toilet blocks and install clean running water for the children. Something as simple as running water and flushing toilets can make a world of difference to the young children in these schools and villages. It allows young girls to participate in sports activities and get changed in private whilst the boys are in a separate room. We felt this charity makes a difference to these students’ lives as they don’t have to waste time walking miles to collect water during the school day.
To fundraise for this charity and provide information to the school, sixth form and community; I did various talks and went into assemblies with Molly and Georgia. To raise money in sixth form and school we held a cake sale and raffle in November. We raffled off a six layer cake which was won by a Year 13 Sixth Form student and also sold cakes to students at break time. We raised money in Ulverston by attending UVHS Senior Prize Giving and doing a short talk followed by a collection. We are extremely grateful for the generosity displayed at this event and have successfully raised the funds required to build 2 toilet blocks in Uganda. In total we raised £800; enough to fund two toilet blocks and to support the following trip.
On the 20th August this year, myself and Molly will be participating in a 2 week volunteering program in Arusha, Tanzania. We will be working in a public hospital. The money left over will be used along with other funds we will raise separately for this trip. The funds we raise will provide supplies for the hospital out there which we will purchase whist we are in Africa, this will also help the local community. This trip will be a valuable experience and a memory which will last forever. We hope to keep gaining support for this cause and make a difference to people’s lives in Africa.
By Hannah & Molly
We look for ward to hearing of their experiences in September.
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Mr Fay c/o Mrs A Herman (Headteacher's PA)
Ulverston Victoria High School
Springfield Road, Ulverston, Cumbria, LA12 0EB
Tel: 01229 483900