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Charity Week

During the recent Eastbourne College Charity Week pupils, parents, staff and friends come together for a range of events to raise well over £4,000 for charity. 

Charity lunch

On Tuesday 21 February pupils and staff exchanged their usual varied lunch in the College dining hall for a simple meal of baked potatoes with cheese and beans. The savings in catering costs will be donated to the High Five Breakfast Club in Zambia. (See separate news story)

Charity revue

On Thursday 23 February, a Fundraising Charity Revue in aid of Great Ormond Street Hospital was staged in the Birley Centre.  

Pupils Adam Howard (Year 12 Craig) and Shaumya Kularajan (Year 10 Watt) enlisted pupils and staff to perform a variety of musical acts to a capacity crowd in the Jennifer Winn Auditorium. The event was hailed as a huge success and raised £700.

Performers included:

Laurence Adamson, Lily Bannion,  Freya Chen, Tilly Crane, Mimi Helyar and the Band with No Name, Charlie Milner, Oliver Morss-Davies, Anya Pasternack, George Ruskin, George Tomsett, Hugh Turnbull, Max Wlaker and James Young. Staff performances included musical solos from Mr Jourdain and Rev. Macdonald.


Wargrave 24-hour rowathon

Over the weekend of 24/25 February the boys and staff of Wargrave house undertook their annual 24-hour rowathon to raise funds for children's cancer charity, the Ben McNicol Trust. Each participant took it in turn to row for ten minutes for a full 24 hours. Collectively they rowed 321 km, 700 m more than in 2016. They have raised over £2,000 but hope to push the total sum a little higher.


Charity Hockey

Finally, on Sunday 26 February a Charity Hockey Day in aid of Great Ormond Street Hospital took place at the College's Beresford pitches. 

The event started with match between an Old Eastbournian side and a team of staff and current Year 13 pupils. This was followed by a six-a-side round-robin tournament for both junior and senior teams. This event raised £1000.


If anyone would like to make a donation to Great Ormond Street Hospital or the Ben McNicol Trust, please use the links below: