Backwell students spend day volunteering to give back to village

Students gardening at Children’s Hospice South West’s base in Charlton Farm.

Students gardening at Children’s Hospice South West’s base in Charlton Farm. - Credit: Submitted

Pupils have been raising money for charities during a volunteer day in which they could give back to the community.

The students at Backwell School took part in its first community day.

They were encouraged to think about how they can help people or organisations within Backwell.

Some students baked cakes, and visited Argentum Lodge Care home in Nailsea to host a tea party for the residents.

Others worked with volunteers at Backwell playing fields, Holly Hedge Animal Sanctuary and the Brandon Trust.


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One group visited Children’s Hospice South West where they worked in the garden planting pots and borders.

A total of £2,160 was raised for various charities thanks to the students organising fundraising activities.

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Some took part in sponsored walks and cycle rides and even climbed Ben Nevis.

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