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Clyde House Fundraising Week

4 November 2020 | Tagged: Senior School, Events, School Community

Clyde House hosted the first Fundraising Week of the 2020/21 session in October, with a monumental effort helping to raise £3,434 for the PEEK charity, and £701.44 for Combat Stress.

PEEK - Possibilities for Each and Every Kid - seek to enhance possibilities for children and young people in Glasgow and throughout the country. They are currently raising money for 'PEEK-A-CHEW' which has been delivering food and hygiene packs to families in Glasgow throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.

Combat Stress offers therapeutic and clinical community and residential treatment to former members of the British Armed Forces who are suffering from a range of mental health conditions, including post traumatic stress disorder. Clyde House were due to support the charity in the final Fundraising Week of the 2019/20 session, but this was sadly curtailed due to the pandemic.

Clyde House supported these projects with a Fundraising Week like no other that had come before it. Due to current restrictions, they had to create activities that the entire community could safely take part in, both at a distance, and virtually. In addition, the sound of coins rattling in the donation bucket was replaced with tapping on a keyboard and the click of a mouse, as fundraising went cashless. All those taking part in activities in school were asked to consider donating to Clyde's campaign online through their Just Giving fundraising page.  

Pupils at the Senior School enjoyed a fun week of activities - our School Captains braved the chilly weather, allowing everyone the opportunity to 'Soak-a-Captain', while a number of pupils took part in the gruelling 'Person of Steel Challenge'. The school community were invited to take part in daily silent auctions, with lots on offer including a framed and signed photograph/football boot of the one and only Lionel Messi, lunch for two at Number 16 restaurant on Byres Road and unique artwork, including a piece by current Sixth Year Clyde House pupil Alice Basu.

The week came to an end with the classic non-uniform day, our Sixth Years once again displaying a fantastic assortment of fancy dress costumes on the day. You can see their costumes and the Captain's Sketch below.


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