This week saw Millie Hopcott in Y13 hand over her role as President of The Friary Interact Club to the new Sixth Form Charity Lead, Harry Barton.

Millie and her team have met weekly with local Rotarians from the Lichfield St Chad Rotary Club in order to raise vital funds for a range of local, national and international charities.  This year they have managed to raise £500 to go towards Stonewall, Help for Refugees and the National Arboretum.  They have done this by arranging raffles, baking and selling cakes as well as supporting school events in order to raise these vital funds.

Earlier in the year the Interact Club had huge success in organising the whole school to gather small gifts for the shoebox appeal that helped provide vital items and gifts for young people and families at Christmas.  In addition to this they have supported local community events such as the Cathedral to Castle 10K race organised by the Rotary Club.

After half term, Harry will be recruiting new members to the club to decide on the new charities and fundraising events for the next academic year and planning will start for their first big fundraising event at The Summer Sizzler!

Lottie Hearn Assistant Headteacher said, “  We are so proud of the work Millie and the Interact Club have done this year.  They have worked tirelessly, often giving up their own time to attend local events and fundraise.  It has really paid off and has enabled them to make a substantial donation to each of their chosen charities.  Huge thanks must also go to the members of the Lichfield St Chad Rotary Club who attend our meetings each week and offer very valuable guidance and support to our students.”