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Egham Park School's fundraising story

Egham Park School's fundraising story

Students at Egham Park School made goods to sell at a local fayre and raised £85 for Place2Be.

Egham Park School is a specialist school for children and young people with social, emotional and mental health needs. As part of their Careers and Enterprise lesson, the students made goods to sell at a local fayre to raise money. Several of the students helped at the stall on the day despite having anxiety and social communication difficulties.

Here, Rubie, a Year 10 student, shares the school’s story and advice for anyone considering getting involved in fundraising with their own school.

As a collective, we felt that Place2Be supported the families as a whole, instead of just the young person. This was important to us, as people forget about the families, who are also often struggling with everything that is going on. Nobody, child or adult, deserves to feel that what they’re going through doesn’t matter as much as the next person. The right support could help prevent more mental health struggles that they do not need to go through. Rubie, a Year 10 student at Egham Park School

Rubie’s advice to anyone struggling with their mental health

  • If you don’t give yourself the opportunity for a better future, then you’re cementing the way you feel now.
  • There is always a chance that things won’t improve soon, but that just means that there is also a chance it will.
  • Any advice that you wouldn’t give a friend or family is most likely going to be bad advice.

The incredible amount raised by Egham Park School could pay for more than 5 children to speak to a qualified counsellor about their worries in a lunchtime session.

Rubie shared the following advice for anyone who is considering raising vital funds for Place2Be: “If you want to help and get involved, just do it. Donations will be doing some good. If more people help, no matter how small the amount, it will lead to something worth much more.”

Does Egham Park School’s story inspire you?

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