Lunchtime fundraiser for dementia charity

Grammar School at Leeds pupils during their doughnut bobbing fundraiser for local dementia charity, Acorn. Pictured from left are Doughnut bobbing James Coulson from Wetherby, Sara Bickler from Alwoodley and Ellie Jones from Roundhay.
Grammar School at Leeds pupils during their doughnut bobbing fundraiser for local dementia charity, Acorn. Pictured from left are Doughnut bobbing James Coulson from Wetherby, Sara Bickler from Alwoodley and Ellie Jones from Roundhay.

Year 7 pupils at The Grammar School at Leeds (GSAL) took part in a mammoth charity Christmas bazaar during their lunch break and raised £423 for a Otley-based dementia charity, Acorn, which supports people who have a family member with dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease.

A mixture of stalls were set up by the pupils in their common room, such as doughnut bobbing, ice your own cupcake and card games.

When the year 7s were looking for a charity to support one of their classmates, Matthew Giles, came up with the idea of Acorn charity as his grandma has recently been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. He said: “This is a cause which is close to my heart. Alzheimer’s disease affects the brain and confuses the sufferer making them forget things and where they are. It is something which requires full-time care and can be very upsetting. I am slowly losing my Grandma but Acorn offers my family a lot of support, so I thought it would be a good idea to help the charity.”

Jayne Studholme, deputy head of Year 7 said: “I am really proud of the whole year group.”