During the last week before half term, a dedicated team of Year 9 girls worked hard to raise money for Breast Cancer Research. They were part of ‘Project Rose’, an annual event run in schools and colleges throughout Hampshire, which is dedicated to raising money for this cause. The School’s involvement for this first time this year, was instigated and orchestrated by Hannah who brought a great deal of personal enthusiasm and dedication to the event. Project Rose was initiated by a young girl called Lizzie; who was just 13 when her mother was affected by Breast Cancer. In order to support her mother and the thousands like her who are affected by the disease every year, Lizzie started a charity which is based on the sale of pink silk roses during the period leading up to Valentine’s Day each year. Lizzie obtained corporate sponsorship to cover the supply of the roses and as a result all of the proceeds go directly to the charity.
Hannah and her team, supported by a small number of enthusiastic and very efficient members of the Lower Sixth, worked hard to sell their allocated number of roses, label them correctly and deliver them quickly and with style to their various recipients throughout the school. All of this was done in the students’ own time and Hannah deserves huge congratulations for raising £270 for Project Rose. Well done, Hannah