Vincent House celebrated the feast day of St Vincent de Paul through a huge number of activities, all designed to raise money for the local charity, Help for Heroes.
Year 7, 8 and 9 led the way with plenty of cake sales and raffles. Across the house there were some really unique ideas by the pupils to captivate their school peers, including bottle flipping (apparently a new craze), apple bobbing and even a stall where you could pay to hear the 9V girls give you a compliment.
11V ran the music for the day and helped create an enthusiastic atmosphere throughout, whilst 10V were particularly successful in their car washing at lunch time, raising the most money for the house from a single event.
A special mention should be said for Jake Ford, 11V. Since Year 7 Jake has led the way in raising money for a number of different charities. Not many people keep up the good work all the way through their 5 years with us and as a result I would like to say thank you and well done Jake for all that you have done for Vincent House.
The total raised is currently £287.20 and will be donated to Help for Heroes based in Tidworth. The charity raises funds to support servicemen and women injured in the line of duty. Through the links established with the charity, a select group of pupils will soon have the opportunity to visit the infamous Tin Hut Volunteer Hub and Tedworth House Recovery Centre to gain a better insight in to how the money raised is directly supporting others.
One final thanks to all pupils and staff that supported Vincent House on the day. Your generosity was outstanding as always.
Mr A Blake
Head of Vincent House