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Annual festive fundraiser at Oasis Academy Coulsdon generates over £1000

Annual festive fundraiser at Oasis Academy Coulsdon generates over £1000

We have been busy getting ready for Christmas supporting local community members, businesses, hospitals and schools with fundraising and donations.

A Coulsdon secondary school in the heart of Surrey has been busy getting ready for Christmas supporting local community members, businesses, hospitals and schools with fundraising and donations.

Oasis Academy Coulsdon a thriving secondary school in Surrey have once again completed their Christmas fundraising campaign that Year 10 students drive and deliver and have done for the last three consecutive years.

The campaign, called ‘1000 Miracles for Christmas’ is meant to represent approximately how many students and staff are at Oasis Academy Coulsdon and it would be one miracle per person. This year, they achieved a staggering 3240 miracles.

Some magical miracles that Year 10 students have delivered over the last few weeks include;

  • 17 Christmas Hampers filled with food items and goodies for local families in need this winter who might not be able to afford them otherwise.
  • 470 items donated to Purley Food Hub.
  • 42 Wish list items for East Surrey Hospital Children’s Ward (a total of £721.25 raised).
  • 300 Christmas Cards delivered to neighbours.
  • 272 Santa visits to local Nursery, Reception and Year 1 children with the gift of a reading book.
  • £320 raised for Save the Children on Christmas Jumper Day.
  • 1500 items of clothing donated to the Homeless being delivered around Croydon and Brighton.

Andrew Booth, Executive Principal at Oasis Academy Coulsdon, commented on the campaign, saying; “This is the fourth year we have run the 1000 Miracles Christmas Campaign and is a student-led initiative where our young people want to give back to the local community.”

“They have been engaged, creative and generous in coming up with ideas and then taking action, and they are making a real impact. Thanks as ever to our parents and staff who have been so supportive of our young people.”