The amount includes £1820 raised by the School’s upper Sixth Form in their Auction of Promises.
Deputy Principal Victoria Sherwood said “Supporting charitable causes is a vital part of School life at The Mount. This figure represents huge efforts from our students, their families and our staff. It is this proactive spirit of ‘giving back’ that makes girls from The Mount so very unique. Special mention must go to Deputy Head Girl Tori Ellis for her hard work in bringing together everyone’s efforts to make the Auction of Promises such a success.”
Tori Ellis, who is in the Quaker girls’ school’s College II year, said “It’s amazing how generous and supportive everyone has been. It just makes all the hard work worthwhile.”
The money will go into the School’s Charity fund, and at the end of the year will be divided between the Schools’ three charities: the Okoraseona Kindergarten in Namibia, Cancer Research UK and Barnardo’s.
The Family Afternoon, which also featured craft stalls and activities, was rounded off with the School’s annual Summer Concert, which featured a choral rendition of songs from Les Miserables, and ‘Last Night of the Proms’ classics, Rule Britannia (lead by Principal Julie Lodrick), Jerusalem and Elgar’s Pomp and Circumstance March.
Last year The Mount and The Mount Junior School raised over £5000 for charity.