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Doughnuts, Henna and an Air Ambulance at Five Ways
What d’ya know? Another autumn week, another week of dreary days, kitting out the scarves and gloves. But the Charity Task Force of King Edward VI Five Ways School rose up to the challenge to fundraise from 5th-11th October 2010, for the Midlands Air Ambulance, a charity which saves lives.
Students from King Edward VI Five Ways prepared for a busy week, hoping to raise a significant sum of money, as they spread awareness of the event by campaigning for the charity in school assemblies prior to the events commencing.
Activities throughout the week breathed a wind of fresh air into the school’s lunchtime hour. Events organised were a success, attended by large amounts of students.
Events were exponentially exciting as students paid to see what it’s like to ride an Air Ambulance. This was a once-in-a-lifetime experience so naturally the students took many photos for memento. Other activities included the painting of henna (a red-brown dye widely used for body art) on hands, which was very patterning, and a hit with both teachers and students.
A significant part of the event was the selling of Krispy Kreme doughnuts, which sold out in less than 30 minutes. The doughnuts were a tasty treat and were for a good cause – it’s like two for the price of one. Non-uniform day was a great fundraiser, with most the school taking part to mark the end of a busy, proactive week.
Speeches made by certain participants showed enthusiasm for the charity and the saving of lives, which showed how important it is to keep these activities going. Participants were given certificates to acknowledge their achievement in helping local charities.
The thriving existance of the Midlands Air Ambulance depends on sponsorship opportunities and fundraising events like this. The Air Ambulance works day-in-day-out, 365 days a year, and needs as much support as possible as it receives no government funding.
In total, the King Edward VI Five Ways Charity Task Force raised a sum of £2570.60. This is only enough for one flight but that’s all it takes to make a real difference for one person’s survival.