Your News: Festive jumpers help raise cash
On Friday, December 11, staff and pupils at Catmose College and Catmose Primary dusted off their Christmas jumpers and donned dots to raise money for the RNIB in support of the charity’s ‘Wear Dots, Raise Lots’ campaign.
Inspired by Millie Taylor, a Year 8 pupil at Catmose College, the event was organised by the Student Council and proved to be a fantastic day and huge success.
More than £1,400 was raised through dotted cake sales and donations.
Launching the annual Catmose College Christmas Talent Show, Millie gave a rallying speech to a festive gathering of pupils and staff, “Today we are raising ‘Lots for Dots’. Why dots? Dots represent braille letters, braille enables blind people - people like me, to read by touch.
“Without braille I wouldn’t be able to read or write.’’
Contestants braved a panel of hardened judges and wowed their audience with musical performances, powerful vocals and dance.
Year 7 pupil Madeline Thornley took first prize for her outstanding rendition of I Dreamed a Dream from Les Miserables.
Thank you to all those who took part, the money raised will provide much needed braille equipment and support for people affected by sight loss in the UK.