Willis House raise over £6000 for charity 

The girls in Willis House chose to support the charity, The Cure Parkinson’s Trust at this year’s Lower Sixth Charity Gala Dinner. The Great Gatsby themed evening raised over £6000 with a highly entertaining variety of acts including tap dancing, singing and comedy turns. 

11 June 2019

Lower Sixth Form girl and one of the organisers of the event, Eliza reports,  

“The Cure Parkinson’s Trust was nominated by Emma, Jess and Lucy and they introduced the charity’s aims and then explained to everyone how the evening would work. The idea was to pledge money to the act or acts that the audience enjoyed the most and the act with the most money pledged was the winner. We had an incredible variety of performances, with Tilly, Zoe, Georgia and Tara singing; Emma and Jess dancing and singing; Tori and Alice tap dancing and Nina, Helena, Jocasta and Tara doing a comedy dance performance. It was great to see so much talent and the act that raised the most money was the splendid tap dance routine given by Tori and Alice. It was such an amazing evening with delicious food, thanks to the Catering Department, and it was wonderful to see that everyone made such an effort to dress up in the Great Gatsby theme. We raised the amazing amount of £6421 and we would like to say a huge thank you to everyone for attending, donating, performing and helping to organise the event.” 

View photos from the night here
Charity night hosted by Willis House


The Lower Sixth Form girls have one final event to raise money for The Cure Parkinson’s Trust in the last week of term, when they will be undertaking a ten-mile hike around our local area. If you would like to donate to help them hit their £7000 target for the year, please visit their JustGiving page.


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