Nottingham Girls’ High School is no stranger to dedicated charity work, having raised almost £15,000 for 17 local charities during the 2014/2015 academic year. Earlier this year, Jenny Farr launched a campaign asking people across Nottingham to organise one of 125 coffee mornings to celebrate the 125 years of NSPCC activity in the city.
“Our girls make positive contributions to the wider community, and we have a long tradition of supporting local and national charities,” said headteacher Sue Gorham. “Giving back is an important part of our ethos. It’s fantastic to see how our students inspire each other, coming up with creative ways to raise money as well as volunteering their own time. I’m incredibly proud of all of their efforts and to see them work with Jenny for such an important cause.”
Nottingham Girls’ High School initially became involved with the fundraising efforts through its participation in The Big Draw, the world’s biggest drawing festival, taking place throughout October. In line with this year’s theme, Every Drawing Tells a Story, Nottingham Girls’ High School chose Alice in Wonderland as their theme for entries.
Jenny said: “It makes me proud to come from a school that dedicates so much effort and valuable support for charities and whose students have a genuine passion for getting involved. To see how hard the girls have worked for the NSPCC - a charity so important to me - warms the heart. The event was a huge success and everyone had fun in the process - the costumes and artwork were fantastic!”
Ms Farr MBE has been a key part of NSPCC fundraising for almost 60 years, including spearheading the setup of its Cranmer Street Nottingham Service Centre in 1984. When Cranmer Street Centre was revamped in 2013, it was renamed Jenny Farr House. Jenny was also chair of the NSPCC Full Stop appeal in 1999, and president of its 2006 East Midlands appeal, Child's Voice.
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