GIANT SLEEPOVER AT MAYVILLE HIGH SCHOOL TO HELP TREAT ALZHEIMERS
110 children from Yr2 to Yr6, bags packed with pyjamas, sleeping bags and teddy bears all took part in a giant sleepover and raised more than £1000 for the Alzheimer’s Society. For £9 children could have a supper, sleepover, entertainment and breakfast, and the money raised was given to Mayville’s chosen charity. Deputy Head of the Junior school Jenny Lewis says, “Some parents were very grateful for a night off, some were going out and didn’t have to worry. One of the parents said it was a great confidence boost for their child to stay overnight.”
Supper consisted of hot dogs and chips, and there was a disco, games and an opportunity to watch films. Miss Lewis says, “The last children went to sleep at 1.45am. There were 70 children in the Linda Owens Hall on crash mats, P.E mats or inflatable beds. The children were up again at 5.45am. They were very excited.”
Breakfast consisted of crumpets, and a choice of cereal. Lauren Clark from Yr 3 who’s eight said, “Thanks to the teachers for organising it, it was fun and everyone enjoyed it.” Mayville has more fundraising events lined up throughout the year and the money will go to the Alzheimers’s Society. Last year Mayville’s chosen charity was the RNLI for which the school raised £2634.
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