Oakley Vale Primary School

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Oakley Vale raises money for Lakelands in Bright Sparks Challenge

Oakley Vale raises money for Lakelands in Bright Sparks Challenge

Oakley Vale Primary School has taken part in the first-ever Bright Sparks Challenge, fundraising for  Lakelands Hospice.

We were one of four local schools to sign up for the challenge, which was to raise as much money as possible within three months. Lakelands fundraiser Marina Rae set up the challenge, named in memory of one of Lakelands’ founders, Vic Hardy. Each school was given £25 as a starting fund.

Marina said: ‘Each school council has blown me away with their enthusiasm and ideas. They have spent countless hours planning their events and worked together to make each of their fundraising events a success. Vic would have been immensely proud of all the schools taking part this year. I am also very proud of you all.’

We have ten students in our school council and they organised events including an Easter extravaganza, lucky dip, cake and sweet treat raffle. Oakley Vale primary raised £128.40. Members of the school council were presented with certificates for their fundraising during assembly at the school.

Marina said: ‘On behalf of everyone at Lakelands Hospice, I would like to say a huge thank you to the school councils for participating in our challenge.’

Together the four schools raised an amazing £4921.21 which will go to Lakelands’ Challenge 581, which provides a hospice at home service for people in the local community.