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School raises a record £63,000 for Farm Africa

21 September 2016

School raises a record £63,000 for Farm Africa

Today, City of London School handed over a cheque for £63,812 to Farm Africa.

The school has been fundraising for the past year, having democratically elected Farm Africa from a shortlist of four charities last October.

This was the first year that City of London School did not have matched donations for their charity fundraising, and they aimed to raise £50k – a hugely ambitious target for the school.

To reach this target, pupils and staff organised a large number of fundraising events, including non-uniform days, a ceilidh, jazz night, sponsored walk and a 48-hour rowathon on London's Millennium Bridge.  And the total amount raised, £63,812, broke all the school’s fundraising records.

George Rosenfeld, Chairman of City of London School’s charity committee, told us why he believes that young people have a duty to fight global poverty:

“My generation is faced with both responsibility and opportunity. We are the first generation that can end extreme poverty and the last that can end climate change. Of course, no individual can solve these huge problems, but if everyone carries out their role as global citizens, we will be well on our way.”

Sarah Goddard, Farm Africa’s Community Fundraising Manager, who has worked alongside the school for the past year, said:

“Throughout the year, the pupils and staff at City of London School have continued to amaze and inspire me with their hard work, dedication and creativity in raising money for Farm Africa. To have broken record after record, and raise over £63,000 in total is phenomenal and I would like to thank every single person involved at the school for all they have done. For every day the boys were in school and fundraising, they raised enough to help a farming family in Africa out of poverty. From everyone at Farm Africa – thank you for partnering with us!”