It was absolutely brilliant to see how Sir Isaac students pulled together as a real community and organised a superb ‘Coffee and Cake’ morning in aid of Macmillan Cancer Care.
Students and staff alike baked a range of novelty science-themed cakes. The students put a lot of personal effort too into leafleting local homes and businesses, and also spoke to the EDP and local radio.
Well their efforts paid off!
‘Thank-yous’ to Chloe Smith MP, our sponsor Theodore Agnew and CEO Rachel de Souza for supporting the event.
As soon as we have a figure for the amount raised for charity I will update this post. In the meantime, go here to watch a bit of video from the event.
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