21 April 2023

John Lyon community raises the total of charity donations to over £9,300

As the Spring term drew to a close, we took the time to reflect on the hard work and dedication of this year’s Charity team. We are incredibly grateful for the role each and every member played in helping us raise a grand total of £9,352 for some truly worthy causes. Thanks to their efforts, organizations like British Red Cross, St Luke’s Hospice in Harrow, and Motor Neurone Disease UK were able to receive the funds they need to continue making a positive impact in our world.

Our team got off to a fantastic start during the cold winter months when our Head Boy adapted his smoothie sale into a hot chocolate sale. The deliciously warm drinks, topped with plenty of cream and marshmallows, were a huge hit, bringing in an impressive £342. We owe a huge debt of gratitude to the many Sixth Formers who generously gave their time and energy to make this fundraiser such a success.

When news of a devastating 7.8 magnitude earthquake hitting Turkey, Syria, and Lebanon reached us, the John Lyon community quickly rallied together to raise funds for those affected by the tragedy. Thanks to everyone’s generosity, we were able to raise a staggering £2,500 to support families in need.

Our Sponsored Swim challenge was another highlight of the year, raising an incredible £1,677 for our charities. Pupils from both John Lyon and Quainton Hall put their swimming skills to the test, swimming an impressive 238 miles, which is the same distance from London to Durham.

The School also organized a food bank collection before the Easter break, donating over 500 items to the Hillview Children’s Centre. The contribution was received with appreciation, providing assistance to those in need.

We want to extend our heartfelt thanks to everyone in the John Lyon community, including pupils, parents, staff, and Old Lyonians, for their unwavering support throughout the year. Your contributions made all the difference, and we are truly grateful for your generosity during these challenging times.