A good bet for children's charity

By Sara Bryce

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

 

A good bet for children's charity

Cheering on their horses are Lucy Baldwin and Jonny Luter, both 18. Picture by JENNIFER BURTON

THE going was good last Friday night as Ryde School held a charity race night to raise money for a charity supporting orphaned children around the world.

The event, the culmination of a week of fundraising events by staff and students of Chine House, raised nearly £800 for the house's chosen charity, SOS Children's Villages.

Head of house Sarah Bayley said: "The evening was for all the staff at Ryde Senior School, Junior School and Fiveways, including all the catering staff and maintenance staff who work across the three schools.

"The senior students staffed the night, selling raffle tickets, scratch cards and taking bets for races."

Raffle prizes, which included Bestival tickets and a day out with yachting photographer Rick Tomlinson during Cowes Week, were donated by staff and parents at the schools.

Mrs Bayley said: "It was a really fantastic night, great fun and for a really worthy cause."

During the week, house staff organised a host of events, including cake sales and a dodge ball tournament.

Reporter: sarab@iwcpmail.co.uk

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