Bridgeway School Blog 16: Pupil cracks fundraising
One pupil from Bridgeway School has embarked on a new project raising money and awareness for a cause close to his heart.
Choosing to help the Hope and Horizon Units, which are part of the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) in-patient facilities, located within Fairfield Hospital in Bury. The units provide treatment and support to young people aged between 13 and 18 years old, from anywhere in the UK, suffering from a range of mental health difficulties.
The pupil is raising funds by selling homemade lemon curd and organic blue eggs to staff. The eggs are laid by his chickens named Oogway, Hedwig, Dobby, Rocky, Bella, and Road Runner. Each jar of Lemon curd is sold at £2.00, and an eight pack of eggs is £4.75.
The products have received rave reviews from staff who have been lucky enough to sample them; sales have been flying off the shelf. More than £50 worth of orders has been placed, leaving the young man in question looking to upscale his production to meet demand. The high uptake of his offerings has also led to opportunities to work on marketing and business strategies
Teacher, Laurence Harwood, commented:
"As a school, we are incredibly proud of the initiative shown by this thoughtful young man and we are planning to follow his lead by embracing more charity work."
Pupil raises money for a charity close to his heart!