Students at Ripon Grammar School have raised £12,384.32 for BRACE, breaking their fundraising record.

The funds were raised during their annual Charity Week, which was organised by sixth form school officers, and involved students and staff throughout the school. 

A wide variety of activities took place throughout the week with events at break, lunch and after school. In addition to the organised events, each form within the school had the task of doing their own fundraising: activities ranged from 'Guess the teacher from their baby photos' to cake stalls held at break.

The School Officers added that, although it had been a big challenge to organise the week, they agreed "it was one of the best weeks we'd had at school" and were delighted to have broken their fundraising record.

The Headmaster Martin Pearman said, "I am very proud of the students’ effort to raise over £12,000 to support a superb charity which is close to the hearts of many of them. I am sure the money will help to alleviate the issues caused by dementia in families. The school officers did a great job organising charity week – they should be very proud". 

BRACE Chief Executive Mark Poarch added, "This was a truly remarkable effort. In one week, they nearly broke not only their own record, but also the best total we have received from any supporting organisation in recent years. It just shows what commitment, enthusiasm and imagination can achieve!"

BRACE would like to record special thanks to the School Officers, Roscoe, Emily, Fin, Katie, Will, Zoe and Sophie.