Easter fundraising at King's Ely raises hundreds for local charities

PUBLISHED: 07:00 06 April 2018

The youngest pupils at King’s Ely outside Acremont and Nursery in their Easter bonnets.

The youngest pupils at King's Ely outside Acremont and Nursery in their Easter bonnets.

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Students, families and staff at King's Ely raised hundreds of pounds for charity over Easter.

Staff at King's Ely's medical centre staged their own Great Stand Up To Cancer Bake Off.Staff at King's Ely's medical centre staged their own Great Stand Up To Cancer Bake Off.

Medical centre staff centre raised £232 by donning their aprons and staging their own version of the Great Stand Up To Cancer Bake Off.

Cakes, cupcakes and other sweet treats were sold to raise money for Stand Up To Cancer, an annual campaign by Cancer Research UK and Channel 4 to fund research.

The girls in Withburga House at King’s Ely Senior collected more than 80 Easter eggs and donated them to Ely and Littleport Foodbanks.

At King’s Ely Junior, pupils, families and staff took part in the school’s Easter bake challenge and cake sale which raised £421. A mosaic coin Easter egg challenge held in the Morbey Hall on the same day raised a further £176 for the Uganda Marathon Appeal, which supports different projects in Uganda, including Mengo Hospital in the capital, Kampala.

Held on the last day of term, King’s Ely University Challenge - which was organised by sixth form students Tom Keeling, Emma Fowler and J-P Gilbey - raised an additional £260 for the appeal.

Teams of teachers had everything from their emoji knowledge to their ability to rave dance tested and Team Durham (Mr McGrath, Mr Newman and Miss Neudorf) were the winners.

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