Gorleston students organise successful Macmillan coffee morning event at Ormiston Venture Academy
PUBLISHED: 15:29 03 October 2017 | UPDATED: 15:29 03 October 2017
Students at Ormiston Venture Academy in Gorleston have taken part in Macmillan’s world’s biggest coffee morning event.
The Union of Venture Students, a body which acts as a form of student council representation at Ormiston Venture Academy, took the initiative to take part and hosted a bake sale and coffee morning for students. At the end of the day, students opened up the academy café to parents, staff and community members as well.
Around 40 people attended the event and many of them purchased the large amount of cakes that had been donated by students. The attendees enjoyed a hot drink, socialised and played board games. The students were able to raise and donate just over £400 to Macmillan Cancer Support, breaking their record for raising money for this particular cause.
The event was the first fundraising effort of the year for the Union of Venture Students, who aim to raise more this year than the academy’s previous best of £6,000 in 2014/15 for various good causes.
Cameron Hodds, head boy, said: “We really want to leave a positive mark on the academy and our community by the end of our year running the Union of Venture Students.
“One of our main aims for the year is to further develop a sense of spirit within the academy, and having fun whilst fundraising and being charitable is a really important aspect of this. We are so pleased to have raised so much for Macmillan.”
Simon Gilbert-Barnham, principal of Ormiston Venture Academy, said: “The students put a lot of time and hard work into this event and I could tell that this was a really rewarding experience for them in a number of different ways.
“Not only were they able to work together to organise the event, but they showed excellent enthusiasm for raising money for a cause they all care about. Ormiston Venture students always do a brilliant job showing their commitment to making a difference in their community.”