Walsall Pupils are Flying High!

Hardworking pupils at Queen Mary’s High School in Walsall have hit their annual fundraising target – and there’s still five months to go!

The 11-18 year old pupils chose to raise money for Midlands Air Ambulance during the 2010/11 academic year, setting a target of £2,000.

The all-girls school achieved this target within just four months and handed over a cheque for the full £2,000 to Amita Patel from Midlands Air Ambulance.

“I’m astounded at how much effort the school has put into raising money for Midlands Air Ambulance,” says Schools and Education Fundraising Manager Amita Patel. “To have raised £2,000 already is a fantastic achievement and the fact that the girls are continuing to organise fundraising activities is a credit to the school. I would like to say a big thank you and well done to everyone who has donated and taken part.”

Organised mostly by year twelve students Katie Miller and Lizzie Mosley, money has been raised through Krispy Kreme sales, a Halloween party, cake sales, a ‘Ladies Night’ cross-dressing catwalk, assault course competitions and many other challenges and quizzes.

Top marks to all the students involved!

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