City of London School raise a record total for Amref

City of London School raise a record total for Amref!

City of London

We are delighted to announce that the City of London School have raised a remarkable £84,064.35 for Amref Health Africa UK, setting a new school record for the Charity Appeal.

In September 2017 pupils and staff voted for Amref to be the school charity partner for the academic year. The fundraising is then led by a group of pupils who devise, promote and organise a range of events with one main aim: to raise as much money as possible for the charity. The Charity Committee, a group of Sixth Form Students who organise the appeal, went above and beyond to make the appeal such a success. 
The Amref Team have really enjoyed supporting the school throughout the year. On top of many other events, performances and fundraisers, the year’s efforts culminated in the Sponsored Walk, an 11-mile trek from Hampton Court to Kew Green, and the 48-hour non-stop Sponsored Row. Boys in the Upper School took turns on the rowing machines set up outside the School in shifts, rowing for 48 hours in total. This alone raised over £14,000 with £4,188.94 collected in buckets from generous passers-by. Two talented school musicians directed and conducted a performance of Mozart’s ‘The Magic Flute’, which raised a further £9,000. 
On behalf of all at Amref, and the communities we work with across Africa, we would like to say a big thank you to students, staff, parents and friends of the City of London School. We have been bowled over by the determination, professionalism and dedication of everyone involved in the fundraising and are honoured to be the recipients of the highest-ever amount raised for a charity partner. Funds will support Amref’s work across Africa, ensuring women and girls in some of the most remote communities can access their right to health.
A version of this article can also be read on the City of London School website.