Fundraising Flurry

Published 5 December 2023

In recent weeks our students have been particularly busy and put lots of time and thought into fundraising for their House charity. Here are a few reports of some of their achievements…


Several Curnock students decided to run stalls at the recent Bart’s Christmas Fair, in order to raise funds for Newbury Cancer Care. The students sold cakes, handmade cards and marshmallow snowmen and raised a total of £161.65! A massive well done to Scarlett (9C3), Keli (7C3), Eva (7C1), Nell (7C2), Jack (8C1) and Ellie (8C1). You truly are Curnock Champions!


The first Great Curnock Bake Off  took place last week and was a tremendous success with hundreds of cakes being baked by Curnock students from Years 7 right up to Sixth Form. Our strictly impartial judge, Mrs Jenner, was drafted in to decide the winners and they were:

Signature Bake: Keli Garavillas (7C3)

Technical Challenge: Chloe Johnson (9C2)

Show Stopper: Jenna Ledwith (9C2)

Commended bakes (as they were Curnock themed!): Hannah Bates (12C3) and Zoe Chapman (9C2)


After the judging was complete, House Captains and Ambassadors came together to manage the hordes of students seeking to buy the cakes and raised a fantastic £201 which will now go to Curnock’s House charity: Newbury Cancer Care.

Evers students have been raising money for West Berks MENCAP.

Six girls from 8E2 tutor group: Abi, Summer, Elsie, Barrie, Robi and Ivy (not pictured) raised nearly £60 with their lunchtime cake sale. This is an amazing sum raised and their efforts are appreciated! Well done girls.


Oliver, Max and Michal, all from 9E2, had the wonderful idea to hold a stall at a local car boot sale. Everything they sold was in aid of raising money for West Berks MENCAP. The boys managed to raise nearly £80 on the day! A fantastic idea and we are very proud of the boys’ ingenuity and as always, very grateful for their fundraising!



Patterson student, Harvey (10P2), has been super busy making his dog and cat treat baubles again this year to raise money for Patterson House Charity – Guide Dogs. Harvey gave up his weekend to set up his stall at the Cold Ash WI Christmas Fair on the Saturday and a stall at the St Bart’s Christmas Gift & Craft Fair on the Sunday.

In total, he raised a massive £260.17! He’s really pleased, as this is about £80 more than last Christmas. Patterson are so very proud of Harvey’s continual fund raising efforts. Well done Harvey and thank you.