At the start of the school year Sixth Formers Joel and Jake came up with the idea for a tuck shop with all the profits raised going to a charity.
The organisation chosen by the two was Prostate Cancer UK, an amazing charity to help provide men with lifesaving treatment and prevent the disease from getting worse.
The two boys planned out the project and performed an assembly to the entire school, explaining the tuck shop and the charity itself. Joel and Jake decided to use November as a trial month and put the month’s earnings from the tuck shop into a charity known as ‘Movember’ (an annual event involving the growing of moustaches during the month of November to raise awareness of men’s health issues – such as prostate cancer, testicular cancer, and men’s suicide).
After a successful trial month, with both boys controlling the finances and stock, they have employed a few Year 10 students to help them complete their bronze D of E work experience. The Tuck Shop is now fully operational.
So far, with the support of the whole Sixth Form, they have raised a total of almost £2000 for Prostate Cancer across this school year! Excellent work and fantastic initiative, we are so impressed!