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Keighley students' efforts for homeless charity
8:00am Wednesday 25th September 2013 in News
Keighley school pupils raised £769 for a charity which feeds homeless and deprived local people.
The 18 business studies students from University Academy Keighley staged a week of activities as part of their course to collect the cash for Intouch Foundation.
They handed over a cheque to the charity at a special assembly.
Commenting on the students’ efforts, UAK head of business studies Andy Romaniuk said: “I think it’s fantastic. We began this event to complete a unit of their business studies course, but it then just grew massively because the pupils were so enthusiastic. It’s now on the school calendar to take place each year.”
The fundraising arranged by the pupils included selling food to staff, ‘sponge a teacher’, raffles, a sponsored car wash and a penalty shootout.
Faisal Tariq, who is a co-ordinator for Intouch Foundation and is also a sixth form success mentor at UAK, said: “I was really pleased to see the students come together to raise such a large amount of money in just one week.
“I was humbled by how much work they put into doing something to help other people.”