As a class, we decided to raise money for Médecins sans Frontières (MSF) for part of our GCSE Citizenship course. MSF is an international, independent, medical humanitarian organisation that delivers emergency aid to people affected by armed conflict, epidemics, natural disasters and exclusion from healthcare. They work in over 60 countries around the world and save many lives a year.
We raised money in a variety of ways….In the summer, we completed a 7 mile walk along the Norfolk coast, and an 11 mile bike ride through Thetford forest. We had a Krispy Kreme doughnut stall on open day to help raise funds. Some of us had stalls at car boot sales, and we held a ‘wear red and white day’ at school, where every student had to bring in a donation of £1.
Sponsors were collected from friends, family and businesses. On February 5th, a representative called Gerry Bowdren came in to tell us about his missions with MSF. He shared some photos and stories from his experiences.
Overall, we raised a total figure of £2005.00 which we were able to present to Gerry. Many thanks to everyone who donated. 😊😊
Written by Emily Francis, Year 10