School help

The Freddie Farmer Foundation is £4,704.55 better off thanks to a 13-year-old student from St. Olave's Grammar School who nominated the charity to benefit from the school’s annual Festival and Cabaret.

The Form 8B student from the school on Goddington Lane, Orpington nominated the charity at school assembly where pupils got to vote to support their favourite local cause. 

The annual school festival and cabaret supports a local and a national or international charity every year and last time the students raised over £9,400 for the Freddie Farmer Foundation and DEC Ebola Crisis. 

Students raised the funds through various Festival events including a non-uniform day, stalls, game show events, and a Sixth Form musical Cabaret on stage in the Great Hall.

Charity officer Karen Smith said: “We’re over the moon and we can’t thank the school enough. We received the funds last week, we’ll use it to purchase adapted equipment needed for the children receiving therapy at our centre.

Over 1000 students took part to raise the funds.