Students at Woldgate College have been raising money for a local charity by reading as many books as possible over four weeks.
The students, all aged between 11 and 12, raised a staggering £300 for York Special Care Baby Unit Support Group by raising sponsorship from family and friends, based upon the number of complete books they read.
The students proudly presented their cheque to two members of the Support Group. The students were also taught about the important work done by the Special Care Baby Unit in caring for vulnerable babies and how the money raised by the students would be spent on essential equipment and resources.
Head of Year 7, Sarah Geary, said: “This is an amazing achievement by our students. They have worked hard to raise the money and shown great determination in reading so many books over a long period of time. They knew they were raising money for a great cause but today they have learnt just how vital their donation will be to the Support Group.’
“The object of the group is the relief, care and treatment of premature and sick new born babies in the Special Care Baby Unit at York Hospital, by providing and assisting in the provision of specialised medical or surgical equipment and improved amenities and facilities including education and vocational training.” [from the York SCBU Website]