Jersey students raise £13k for charity in a year

Head boy Graham Colley, head teacher Caryl Lewis and head girl Gemma Colley Twins head boy Graham Colley and head girl Gemma Colley are the first siblings to hold the posts

Haute Vallee school students have raised £13,000 for charity in one academic year.

The money was raised through the annual school walk, dress down days, special assemblies and Children in Need.

Charities that benefited from the school walk were the Salmini Home for Orphans in Kenya, Autism Jersey, Great Ormond Street, Special Baby Care Unit and Jersey Alzheimer's.

Headway, the RNLI and Teenage Cancer Trust also received funds.

The head boy and head girl Graham and Gemma Colley, who are the first brother and sister to hold the posts at Haute Vallee, announced the achievement.

Graham said: "Haute Vallee school makes a difference at the heart of the community through its charity work.

"£13,000 is an amazing sum to raise in just one year and it was for a variety of charities which have been chosen by students."

Caryl Lewis, head teacher at Haute Vallee, said: "I am really proud of the students at Haute Vallee.

"They show incredible commitment to improving the lives and wellbeing of others in the local community and beyond through their impressive commitment to fundraising."

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