We wanted to flag up how proud we are of Caragh Murphy (7S1) who has been baking cakes to raise fund for Refuge – a charity which raises funds for women and children affected by domestic violence.

Caragh’s baking has attracted rocketing demand and her lockdown time is being spent working hard at home to raise funds for a cause she believes passionately in.

Caraigh said: “There are many children that have to move to refuges and hostels due to escaping from violence and abuse and this has become more of a problem in lockdown .Thinking of this made me sad to think they might give up their homes and maybe leave lots of their belongings and toys behind . It made me feel sad to think this . so I have decided to raise money for the charity Refuge.”

Matt Allman, Headteacher, added: “I was so proud of Caragh when I was made aware of her fund-raising amidst our Focus Week on White Ribbon Day which raises awareness on domestic violence. We deal with the trauma of DV in school, and know the devastating impact it can have, but it is a real thrill to see that Caragh had not only already took on the message, but was already acting on it. She is a credit to her family and we are all hugely impressed.”

To learn more about the charity Refuge visit: www.refuge.org.uk
To learn more about White Ribbon Day visit: www.whiteribbon.org.uk/