Talented music students from Sir John Hunt helped raise money for charity when they took part in a local community event. The Whitleigh Big Lunch was held in June in order to raise money for charity and to bring the community together as part of the Whitleigh Big Local Campaign.
The music students and staff showcased their talents whilst local residents soaked up the sun and enjoyed a day of summer.
Many thanks to Whitleigh Big Local who wrote us the following letter:
Dear Mrs Bevan,
I just wanted to say how wonderful some of the students from Sir John Hunt were on Sunday at the Whitleigh Community Summer fayre-, in particular on the music stage Daisy Bone and Megan Smith, who performed 2 sets and Kierra Chown who up until a few months ago wouldn’t perform in front of anyone. They are all so talented and I think incredibly brave to perform in front of their community and we really appreciated the effort they made to do it.
We also had young people volunteering at the first Dog Show (it was Kitty and Kiera’s idea and they have been working with the youth workers from Barefoot to deliver it) On the day, Kierra Chown, Paris Wall, Kitty Baines and Brandon Reilly all volunteered and they raised £47 for Woodside Animal Sanctuary. Also special thanks needs to go to Sophie Holliett who organised a cake stall (baking all her own cakes) to raise funds for Cancer Research.
Wonderfully community spirited young people and they deserve a big shout out.
I have a few photos of them which I can share but also they are on the Whitleigh big local Facebook page.
Also thank you to the school and for the music department's time, energy and equipment, again really appreciated.
Pippa St John Cooper
Whitleigh Big Local
Community Development Manager