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United team raises cash to sponsor overseas child

 Sixth Form students at The Priory City of Lincoln Academy have successfully raised £564 in partnership with the UK charity ActionAid to sponsor a child in Senegal.

The students have called themselves ‘United’ and are very pro-active in developing their team in a professional manner.  This includes having a chairperson, marketing and sales teams and a logo that reflects the ethos of the team.

Fund raising activities started in January 2013 with a series of events including ‘cake-bakes’ and raffles, and their success resulted in United exceeding their initial target of £360.

The team originally consisted of six members. However, this has now grown to 20 members from both Year 12 and 13.

The team have launched this year's fundraising project, starting off with a Christmas theme.  They have designed and sold festive tea lights and so far raised £100 on behalf of ActionAid.

The United team are very committed to and proud of their achievements and the following quote reflects this.

What does ‘United’ mean to me?

Being part of the ‘United’ team has helped me gain valuable life skills outside of my regular studies. It has allowed me to develop team and organisational skills and learn to work as part of a team throughout the many fundraising campaigns we have held.  Most importantly, though, it has enabled my colleagues and me to help people less fortunate than us, and knowing that we have made a difference to someone’s life is the greatest reward the project has given both the team and me personally.

Joshua Haywood
Deputy Head Boy
Chairperson, UNITED

    The Priory Federation of Academies, Lincoln