Throughout the year, many of our students give up their time to help the Shiplake College fundraising committee. This helps to raise valuable money to assist charities in the local area, as well as supporting national and international aid initiatives. With the season of goodwill well underway, the committee recruited Santa, Mrs. Claus and Rudolph (AKA Tom Arnold, Sissi Pongratz and Gus McCullogh) to assist with this particular fundraising effort for the Samaritans Children Charity.
All students and staff were given the opportunity to purchase goody bags of Christmas cookies and biscuits, in return for a charitable donation. Most deliveries were made in the Great Hall, although the sleigh was temporarily parked up outside reception as the trio arrived to deliver the Headmaster’s order. The treats were extremely popular; with one bag not enough for many!
Special mention should go to Katy Ward and Mariana Malagueira, who assisted Sissi in the making of the cookies. Libby Harman, Alice White, Harry Vardigans and Harry Hogan also kindly lent a helping hand with the biscuit distribution. The committee raised an impressive £181.55.