Cathedral School Raises £600 for We Love Lichfield

Pupils and staff of Lichfield Cathedral School have raised nearly £600 for We Love Lichfield. Pupils and staff organised an Afternoon Tea which saw 120 people enjoy the amazing grounds of the School’s Palace gardens whilst tucking into cakes, scones and refreshments.

Joanna Churton, Head of the Junior Division at Lichfield Cathedral School said: “Being part of the local community is very important to the school. We participate and work with many organisations and groups in the community, from Carol singing in local hospitals to collections at Harvest for the Lichfield Food Bank. We have seen how We Love Lichfield has made a difference to so many people across the District in recent years and wanted to contribute to this worthy cause.”

We Love Lichfield Fund Advisor Julian Fisher, who received a cheque for £595.34 from the School and said: “I’d like to thank staff and pupils from the school for raising this fantastic amount. Organising a large event like this takes a lot of time to plan and all the We Love Lichfield team are very grateful for this significant contribution to our fund. The weather was kind, the gardens looked amazing and the cream teas were delicious.”

We Love Lichfield has distributed over £50,000 to via more than 100 grants since it started five years ago. The fund will consider all applications from local groups in need twice a year. Companies and individuals are welcome to donate or fund-raise and all money is invested through a permanent endowment fund by registered charity Staffordshire Community Foundation on behalf of We Love Lichfield in line with charity commission guidelines. The interest and dividends earned on the invested money is then distributed by the We Love Lichfield Fund as small grants across Lichfield District. The beauty of this model is that it will provide a source of on-going funding that can be used for small grants, and larger grants as the fund grows, for many years to come.

 

Pictured is We Love Lichfield’s Julian Fisher receiving £595.43 from Lichfield Cathedral School’s Joanna Churton

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