Alton School, a co-educational independent school in Hampshire, recently joined forces with the Alton Lions for their 50 for 50 challenge, a heartwarming initiative created by the Lions Club to celebrate their 50th birthday. The pupils participated in a number of challenges, raising a fantastic £465 in vital funds for Naomi House & Jacksplace.
The pupils from the Alton Lower School were enthusiastic in embracing the Lions Club 50 for 50 challenges, which gives the participants the opportunity to challenge themselves in completing one or more activities 50 times. The afternoon was attended by a number of Lions and one of our team members who gave a talk and presented a video which showed the impact of their donation and who it may support.
Alton Lion President Moira Baker, Vice President Paul Taroni and Lion Lisa March, said:
We had tremendous fun cheering the children of Alton School on as they completed their 50 for 50 challenges. There was a lot of enthusiasm for the project amongst the staff. We and the pupils, were all amazed at the amount of money we were able to raise. Alton Lions would like to say a big thank you to the staff and children at Alton School who put so much effort into raising funds for Naomi House & Jacksplace.
During the challenge, the Lower School pupils, baked and decorated 50 delicious cupcakes for a bake sale, completed 50 laps around the playground track and schools’ fields, swam 50 laps of the swimming pool and scored 50 netball and football goals.
Gerry Mooney, Director of Lower School, said:
Our Lower School pupils were delighted to support Naomi House & Jacksplace, and we are thrilled to have been part of this heartwarming initiative. Naomi House & Jacksplace do remarkable work, day in and day out, providing crucial support to young people and their families in our local community during challenging times. The Naomi House & Jacksplace representative who joined us for our challenge, spoke passionately about their mission and the impact they make. The pupils took away valuable insights from his words. It was a true privilege to have him and the Alton Lions with us. We look forward to continuing our support for Naomi House & Jacksplace in the future.
Tash Haji, Senior Regional Fundraiser at Naomi House & Jacksplace, said:
We were so pleased that the Lower School teamed up with the Alton Lions and took on their 50 for 50 challenge! It was fantastic to see how enthusiastic everyone was to complete their challenges and to raise as much as they can for our hospices. Thank you, Alton School, for your support. The money raised will help us to support local life threatened and life limited children, young adults and their families.