Students raise over £3,000 to go sailing on Leader
A group of 12 students from Perry Beeches The Academy in Birmingham have raised over £3,000 towards a sail training voyage on Leader in May. Over the past four months the students have worked tirelessly to raise funds through making and selling cakes, drinks and bracelets to running sponsored events such as non-uniform days and through donations.
Sarah Dorsett, Community and Partnership Manager at the school said:
“This has been a great opportunity for the students. They did not know each other prior to the trip and are now counting down the days to until they go to sea. Some of the students are literally bursting with excitement, wanting the 10th May to be here.
Three of the parents have been in today to gather information and thank the school for the confidence it has given to their children. They have said it has made the students appreciate the value of money and that it is very difficult to fund raise. We were overwhelmed with the innovative ideas that the students have come up with to raise these funds. As a team we really do deserve every single minute on the trip”.
The funds raised by the students from Perry Beeches have been matched by a bursary from Trinity which was made possible through funding support from Topsail Insurance. Laura Ruse, Manager at Topsail Insurance said:
“Topsail are delighted that our bursary funding is being used to support this group of students from Birmingham. The young people from Perry Beeches have really risen to the challenge of fundraising for their voyage. I think their hard work will add further value to the whole sail training experience”.