22nd October 2020

St John the Baptist School’s Phenomenal Fundraising

During lockdown, St John the Baptist school raised over £7000 to make PPE for the NHS and care workers.

Over 1550 visors were made by staff and students for essential frontline workers and delivered to hospitals, care homes, doctors’ surgeries and Community Nursing teams. Some of the students, governors and parents also took part in ‘Sewing for Scrubs’ and making protective face masks, as well as Key Stage 3 sewing hearts for the NHS and its patients as part of their art home learning. The school also donated lab coats and science goggles to a local hospital.

The students chose to donate the money left over from these fundraising efforts to our hospice – a charity they said is close to their hearts as a community.

Rhona Byrne (pictured), one of our community fundraisers, went to visit the school to thank them for their generous donation. She said “On behalf of everyone at Woking and Sam Beare Hospice and Wellbeing Care we thank you for continuing to support us during these challenging and unprecedented times”

The money donated will fund 54 hours of nursing care for patients within their own homes by our amazing team of Community Nurses.

The photo features Headteacher, James Granville Hamshar, and Charity Prefects, Talha Waseem and Eva Day. Also featured is Tom Evenden, a year 9 student, who printed headbands for PPE on his own 3D printer and was a major contributor to the effort.