Woolverstone Macmillan Centre given £10,000 boost by fundraising at Ipswich High School for Girls

From left to right: Ipswich High School for Girls headteacher Oona Carlin, head girls Emily Shoesmit

From left to right: Ipswich High School for Girls headteacher Oona Carlin, head girls Emily Shoesmith-Dean and Izzy Dawe and Kaye Extance, assistant head. Picture: IPSWICH HIGH SCHOOL FOR GIRLS - Credit: Archant

Staff and students at Ipswich High School for Girls got the chance to witness the fruits of their fundraising work with a special visit to the Macmillan Woolverstone Centre after raising £10,000 for the cause this year.

From left to right: Ipswich High School for Girls headteacher Oona Carlin, head girls Emily Shoesmit

From left to right: Ipswich High School for Girls headteacher Oona Carlin, head girls Emily Shoesmith-Dean and Izzy Dawe and Kaye Extance, assistant head. Picture: IPSWICH HIGH SCHOOL FOR GIRLS - Credit: Archant

The school has held a number of fundraisers over the last 12 months, including coffee mornings, silent discos and an extreme triathlon which featured every pupil at the school, totalling £10,000.

Headteacher Oona Carlin was joined by the deputy head and head girls to present the donation and visit the centre to find out about its work.

Headteacher Oona Carlin said: “I am extremely proud of all of our girls and their outstanding fundraising efforts over the last 12 months.

“They have reached the £10,000 target with spirit and determination.

“I am thrilled that Ipswich High School for Girls have supported a local project, which has already changed the lives of people within our local community.”