Young readers at Northgate High School in Ipswich raise £1,100 for good cause

Two year 8 pupils from Northgate High School, Ipswich, present a cheque to 4YP. Pictured from left,

Two year 8 pupils from Northgate High School, Ipswich, present a cheque to 4YP. Pictured from left, Karl Dickinson, business and marketing co-ordinator, 4YP; Jo Ward, copy and design manager, Northgate High School; and Mrs Revell, school librarian. Picture: ANDREW PETTITT - Credit: Andrew Pettitt

Students at Northgate High School in Ipswich have presented £1,101.05 to Suffolk Young People’s Health Project (4YP), one of the chosen charities for their Century Read event last year.

The money was handed over at a year eight assembly. The annual readathon is called “Century Read” because 100 pupils are invited to come into the library and read all day. They are sponsored by family and friends, to encourage a love of reading and raise money at the same time,

Pupils arrive in uniform but can bring cushions, bean bags, pillows, quilts and blankets to make themselves comfortable.

Karl Dickinson, business and marketing co-ordinator at 4YP, said “We have been astounded by the donation year eight pupils at Northgate High School have presented to 4YP. What they have achieved with the Century Read is so impressive, not to mention it being a great initiative for encouraging young readers.”

The charity is based at a drop-in centre in Ipswich, and provides a wide range of services and activities that aim to improve the social, emotional, and physical health and wellbeing of young people in Suffolk, aged 12-25.