Macmillan Fundraiser at King James

September 2019


Members of the Sixth Form Team, Linda Dixon and Anne Goddard pictured here with some of our Sixth Formers.

Students and staff at King James I Academy have raised £324.13 for Macmillan Cancer Support at their annual World’s Biggest Coffee Morning event.

Cakes and biscuits were baked and faked by many enthusiastic contributors at the school and sold both in the Main Dining Hall for students in Years 7-11, and in the Common Room for Sixth Form students who also included savoury goods to boost donations.

Student Support Workers who organised the event said, “Sadly, cancer has affected many of our families at King James so Macmillan is a charity that is close to our hearts. Many of us know first hand that Macmillan provides an invaluable service to families in tragic times so we are always pleased to show our support.”

The Academy organises this event each year as part of an extensive fundraising calendar. Some fundraising efforts help charitable organisations in the Bishop Auckland area, whilst others such as this support worthy national causes. Planning is already underway for a range of Christmas fundraising activities and events including a Community Festive Fair on Saturday 30th November.