5th May 2016

Students use initiative to raise funds for hospice

RGS Yr 8 Flourishing FiversCreative-thinking pupils from RGS Worcester have raised over £4,500 for St Richard’s Hospice.

The Year Eight pupils signed up for the Flourishing Fivers initiative where they are asked to turn £5 into as much money as they can.

The group of 90 pupils raised the cash through a number of fundraising initiatives including events such as sweet and cake sales, nail painting, craft sales, sponsored cycle rides and a triathlon. Four pupils teamed up to take part in a sponsored 31-mile Worcestershire Way Walk over two days and another group of four cycled from Birmingham to Droitwich.

Joanna Marsh, Religious Studies Teacher and Head of Lower School Co-curricular Activities at RGS Worcester, said: “We are so proud of the commitment and sheer inventiveness of the Year Eight pupils in their bid to raise money for the Flourishing Fivers; from sponsored walks up Ben Nevis to nail painting, Guess the Name of the Penguin and sales of hot chocolate, the events were varied and fun.”

Jayne Sargeant, Community Fundraiser at St Richard’s Hospice, said; “We are delighted that RGS Worcester have supported us again this year with our Flourishing Fiver’s campaign, raising a record £4517.22 for St Richard’s Hospice. The Year 8 students have excelled with their fundraising activities and we are overwhelmed by their support.”

Any schools that are interested in supporting St Richard’s Hospice are invited to contact Jayne Sargeant on 01905 763963 or by emailing