This month, we’re putting Castle Hill St Philip’s CE Primary School in Wigan into our fundraiser Hall of Fame.

Castle Hill St Philip’s is a Christian school in the Hindley area of Wigan. The primary school decided to raise money for The Christie Charity as a few people close to the school have been supported by the hospital, including a teacher. Castle Hill St Philip’s said they wanted to give something back to a charity that helps so many people.

To fundraise for The Christie Charity, Castle Hill St Philip’s held a school Lent fundraising challenge where children collected sponsorship for giving something up for Lent. For some children, they donated their own money, meaning they were ‘giving up’ their own money to help someone else.

Castle Hill St Philip’s also held an Easter raffle, where children had the opportunity to win Easter eggs and a Christie teddy bear. School staff members also collected sponsorship money for running races.

To start with, Castle Hill St Philip’s created a donations totaliser with a target of £1,000 – the total amount they were hoping to raise for The Christie Charity with their Lent fundraising challenge. But they quickly smashed that total, and a teacher had to keep updating the totaliser as more and more donations kept coming into the school.

Thanks to everyone at Castle Hill St Philip’s CE Primary School for their school Lenten fundraising challenge in support of The Christie Charity. The school managed to raise just over an amazing £2,640 – the most they have ever raised as a school.

Incredible fundraising like this goes a long way to help us keep supporting cancer patients and their loved ones, over and above what the NHS funds.

Would you like to fundraise for The Christie charity? Speak to the charity team on 0161 446 3988 or see how you can get involved with fundraising.