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Charity Committee present Christmas Market cheque to Ty Gobaith

Charity Committee present Christmas Market cheque to Ty Gobaith

Hundreds of pounds have been donated to a Conwy hospice thanks to the sterling efforts of Rydal Penrhos’ Charity Committee.

Head Girl Olivia Williams and Sixth Form pupil Emily Cashell presented a cheque totalling £751.62 Sarah Kearsley-Wooller, Major Gifts Manager at Hope House Children's Hospices on Friday, April 20.

The money was raised from the Christmas Market, which was organised by Sixth Formers for the third successive year in aid of Ty Gobaith.

Mrs Kearsley-Wooller, said: "The continued support of Rydal Penrhos School is so very much appreciated.  It is thanks to the hard work and enthusiasm of this year's Charity Committee that the excellent sum was raised.

“As the only children's hospice in North Wales, this generous support will help us make the most of short and precious lives."

There was a huge turnout of pupils, staff and members of the public, with plenty to enjoy throughout the three-hour event.

A host of stalls were on offer in the Memorial Hall, with everything you could need for a last minute Christmas gift for a friend or loved one.

In addition, there was also a Santa’s Grotto, with Head of Design and Technology Phil Sutton playing the role of Father Christmas for the evening.

This is the latest in a series of community initiatives held at Rydal Penrhos throughout the academic year, which contributed to regional and national causes.

Head of Sixth Form Pete Lavery, added: “This was a fantastic amount of money raised for a very worthy cause, and full credit goes to Olivia, Emily and the rest of the Charity Committee for all their hard work to organise the Christmas Market and other events throughout the year.”

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