9th July 2013

Flourishing Fivers – top marks for Worcs schools

Pupils across Worcestershire schools have pulled out all the stops to raise an ‘incredible’ £10,723 for St Richard’s Hospice in the charity’s Flourishing Fivers scheme.

Five schools took part this school year in the initiative which encourages pupils to turn entrepreneurs and turn £5 into as much money as they can.

Pupils organize a range of fundraising activities including sponsored events, cakes sales, dog walking, car washing and many more.

Schools which took part include RGS, Worcester where pupils raised £7,556; Droitwich High, £1,499; The Chase, £613; Bishop Perowne, £473 and St Mary’s Convent £580.

St Richard’s Fundraiser Lizzie Brazier said, “We are so delighted that all these pupils really got stuck in to this initiative and used their entrepreneurial skills to raise such an incredible amount of money. We are very grateful for the donations which will make a big difference helping us to care for our patients and families.”

She added, “The RGS pupils in particular raised over £7,500 – the most they have ever raised through Flourishing Fivers, which is a fantastic achievement.”

Any schools which would like to take part in the next Flourishing Fivers scheme please contact  Lizzie Brazier on 01905 763963 or email