TV's Anneka Rice supports local school's incredible fundraiser
TV's Anneka Rice presents cheque to Momentum
Anneka Rice, famous for her TV series ‘Challenge Anneka’, proudly presented a cheque for an incredible £8,383.48 to Momentum children’s charity following a fundraising challenge by her niece’s school, The Old Vicarage School in Richmond.
The Entrepreneurial Challenge was the brainchild of Old Vicarage School teacher Karen Robinson. Pupils in Years 3-6 were asked at the end of October 2015 to either borrow or provide their own £5 and use the money to buy the makings for something that they could sell such as the ingredients for cupcakes or card for bookmarks. They were then to sell their product out of school and use the proceeds to make more things to sell, repeating this process to see how much they could turn their £5 into. They were given until the end of February to complete their challenge.
Karen Robinson said: “We were so impressed with the girls’ efforts. They have been incredibly creative and enthusiastic. They have cooked, sewed and made a vast array of things. They have sold their wares in offices, at fairs, in businesses and on the streets of London. It has been a joy to watch them use their own time and resources to help others.”
Momentum’s co-founder Bianca Effemey said: “This is an outstanding achievement by a school. It shows how creative children can be when they are really allowed to use their imaginations. We are so touched by the hard work of the teachers, parents and most of all the pupils at the Old Vicarage School. The money will be used to support so many sick children and their families in the local area.”
At any one time Momentum children’s charity supports over 150 children with cancer and life-limiting conditions in SW London and Surrey, including families in the Borough of Richmond.
Momentum children’s charity would love to hear from other schools who would like to get involved in a similar entrepreneurial fundraising challenge on 020 8974 5931.