St Bede's Prep school hold Christmas fete in support of blind veterans

12 December 2013 17:05

St Bedes Prep School has chosen Blind Veterans UK as their charity of the year and recently held a Christmas Fair on Saturday 30th November in support of our work.

Bede's is an independent, school located in Eastbourne and the Sussex countryside. They provide education to pupils from the age of 3 months through to 18 years old. Throughout the year two Senior houses, Crossways and Dicker, have been taking part in various fundraising initiatives to support Blind Veterans UK.

Pupils from Crossways and Dicker have compiled a recipe book where the proceeds of sales are for Blind veterans UK and the Ghana Education Project.

The students also have raised over £2000 for Blind Veterans UK through a fashion show that they organised at the beginning of November, the second of which they have taken part in this year. During the fashion show 60 of the pupils worked together baking cookies, holding a raffle and modelling clothing from Halisham based shop Valentina.

Students said: "We are passionate in our support of Blind Veterans UK and girls from the house volunteer every week."

Along with all these fundraising activities, students have been helping veterans at our Brighton Centre to create an Art Deco-inspired 1930's style textile screen.  Six pupils have been volunteering at the centre since early September, following an enjoyable day in June spent gardening, polishing, and scrubbing garden furniture for their 'Make a Difference Day'.  Guided by Kath Jones-Romain (Art & Craft Instructor) and Julie Basham (volunteer) the students have prepared materials to be made into collages during BIG DRAW week which took place in October.

Both blind veterans and staff have appreciated all the hard work the students of St Bede's school have put into raising money for Blind Veterans UK, and we are thankful for their continued support.