Children from the Pre-Prep and Prep Schools at The Webber Independent took part in a national Readathon to raise important funds for a host of inspiring charities.
Prior to the Easter holidays the children were sponsored by friends and family to read as much as possible, inspired by the readathon to swap books with friends, visit the library more often than usual and really throw themselves into a culture of reading. A whopping £544.10 was raised in total which is a truly astounding achievement for every child that took part.
The charities that the funds are distributed amongst are all charities focused on supporting sick or terminally ill and disabled children. CLIC Sargent raises money for children with cancer, Roald Dahl’s Marvellous Children’s charity supports seriously ill and disabled children and “Together for Short Lives” is a charity focussed on the provision of children’s hospice services during the time their lives are sadly drawing to an end.
Principal Sue Vig said; “It is crucially important to encourage everyday reading for children and adults of all ages and abilities. Celebrating the host of hugely imaginative authors of all genres that proudly stand in books shops across the country and the globe means our children have access to fictional and factual literature to inspire their imaginations. Motivation soars when our students know they are raising money for poorly children, so although I am not surprised by the figure accumulated I am immensely proud of the students involved in this great cause.”