Students raise thousands for TCT!

On Wednesday 10 September our students presented representatives from the Teenage Cancer Trust with a cheque for £12921.45.

Our students chose the Teenage Cancer Trust as their charity last academic year. Students went all out to raise as much money as they could for the Teenage Cancer Trust. Every event that was staged throughout the year, included some form of fundraising, whether it was cake sale, ticket sale donations or raffles.

At the end of October staff and students held a ‘Wiggy Onesie’ Day in aid of The Teenage Cancer Trust.  Students were asked to come in either a ‘Onesie’ or a Wig in exchange for a donation.  The event was a huge success and the Teenage Cancer Trust are now adopting it as one of their annual fundraising events.

In November, two teachers, Ms Bray and Mr Simpson completed the Teenage Cancer Trust Firewalk.

Students collected 1p, 2p and 5p coins for a March of pennies, which they then used to create the 5 House emblems and donated the money they raised to the Teenage Cancer Trust.

Students held a ‘How Far Will You Go for The Teenage Cancer Trust?’ in April.  The idea of the event was for each House to have 30 minutes in the gym and to see how far they could go on cardio machines including;: bikes; treadmills; rowing machines and cross trainers.  Staff were amazed by the students absolute determination and effort. 

In May two Year 12 students, Callum Tonkinson and Jamie Allen, bravely zip wired from the Tyne Bridge to the Gateshead side of the Quayside to raise money for the Teenage Cancer Trust.

At the beginning of July Bethany Thompson shaved her head to raise money for the Teenage Cancer Trust and raised a staggering £2,285.

David Thornton, Principal said “I am so proud of how our students have embraced there chosen charity and the amount that they have raised. My own son was a cancer patient last year and received fantastic support from the Teenage Cancer Trust. For North Durham Academy to raise such a huge amount of money makes me incredibly proud.”


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