Students’ £4.7k charity donation

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Students at Queen Elizabeth’s Grammar, in Alford, have presented thousands of pounds to a charity that supports poorly children and their families.

The sum – £4,700 in all – was raised for The Ethan Maull’s ‘Up Yours To Cancer’ Foundation during a goodwill drive in February.

Each year, students choose a cause to support during Charity Week with the foundation being selected as this year’s beneficiary.

The cause takes its name from a Lincolnshire boy who was diagnosed with a rare type of bone cancer in December 2012, aged eight, with a view to helping poorly children and their families. He would go on to sadly lose his battle two years later.

Fundraising activities included form stalls, a music concert, a sponsored head shave, staff karaoke, a male leg wax and a non-uniform day with lunchtime disco.

The school recently welcomed Mark Marsland from the foundation for the cheque handover.