On the 25th October 2019, Barson House of Holmfirth High School held an incredible charity day in support of Candlelighters, a charity which is close to their hearts. Over the past few months Candlelighters have supported the family of a student within Holmfirth High School and Barson House set the goal to raise as much money as possible to support this worthy cause.

The Charity Captains lead an incredible day of fundraising which included:

  • Non Uniform Day – Students paying £1 to wear non uniform
  • Bake Sale
  • Guess the number of sweets in a jar
  • Dance mats
  • Physical challenges
  • Throw a sponge and soak a teacher
  • FIFA Playstation knockout tournament
  • Quiz
  • Staff versus pupils playing badminton
  • Staff versus pupils at an almighty tug of war

What a day of fabulous fundraising! To top it all off, the school took part in our Candlelighters Christmas Raffle and one f their teachers Mr Speat took on the Manchester Half Marathon in which he completed it in a record time of 1hr38mins!

In total Barson House raised a phenomenal total of….


Chloe from Candlelighters said “It is so inspiring to see the students of Barson House come together and create an absolutely amazing day of fundraising. The total they have raised is brilliant and without them we couldn’t continue to provide the support we do to children and families affected by childhood cancer. They should all be so proud of their efforts and what they have achieved.  THANK YOU!”

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