Amazing amount raised by Year 7 for Lepra
Herts & Essex tackles global issues as they fundraise for Lepra
Students at Herts & Essex High School are helping to fight disease, poverty and prejudice by fundraising and collecting donations for Lepra. Over 100 Year 7 students took part in a zumba workout as well as individual sponsored activities and were able to raise an amazing grand total of £3423.51 for the international charity. Chloe Mollison raised a staggering £354.11 by doing a sponsored swim. Poppy Runacres did a sponsored cake bake and baked 72 cakes in an hour which were then sold. She raised £215.45.
Lepra works in India, Bangladesh and Mozambique and focuses on people who are trapped by disease, poverty and prejudice. They work to improve not only the health of an individual but their overall well-being and livelihood too.
Schools across the UK, like Herts & Essex, help them to do just that by hosting innovative fundraising events. They believe it is important that children are aware of the world around them which is why Herts & Essex has committed to raising funds for the charity.
Lepra works with many schools, community groups and churches to raise awareness about neglected diseases and people marginalised by society. Working with governments, other non-governmental organisations and international agencies, Lepra identifies and bridges gaps in healthcare provision as well as helping people to rebuild their lives.
Sally White, Lepra community fundraiser, “I can't thank the school enough for encouraging the girls to do so well for us and hope that they are justifiably proud of their efforts and enjoyed the experience.”
Year 7 students have been fundraising for Lepra for several years now; this is the biggest total so far. Well done to all those involved. We are very proud of our students for their inspirational work and generosity.