Students Raise £2273.17 for Merlin

This week Penrice Academy Students presented Merlin MS Centre in St Austell with a cheque for £2273.17, following a week of fundraising events before Christmas.

Every year the school holds a charity fundraiser and this year the Academy Council, made up of representatives from each year, decided to hold a ‘charity week,’ allowing each year group to organise their own fundraising day to raise money for this year’s charity, The Merlin MS Centre.

The charity events included Year 7’s Disco, Year 8’s Cake Sale, Year 9’s Christmas Fete, Year 10’s Sport Activity Day and Year 11’s non-uniform day and chocolate tombola.

Billie Powell, Penrice Academy Head Girl, said: “The MS Centre provides a personal support service for those with MS and other neurological conditions. These services include providing care and therapy as well as someone to talk to and, as it is the only MS centre in Cornwall, its work is invaluable. I am extremely grateful to everyone who donated, whether it was their time, their money or prizes. The money raised has gone to an extremely good cause and will really make a difference.”