Pupils and staff at the Royal High School in Bath have raised nearly £3,000 for hospital charity RUHX, helping to provide art workshops for young patients and their families.
The money, £2,855, will go towards Artsparks on the children’s ward, part of the RUH’s Art at the Heart campaign.
The Royal High hosted two fundraising events, one at the Senior School in Lansdown and another at the Prep School in Weston, where staff, students and their families, came together to organise summer fayres with music, food, stalls, craft and activities.
The events attracted families from the school, neighbours and members of the local community.
Kate Reynolds, Head of Royal High School Bath, said: “We are delighted to have raised money for RUH X and are so pleased to be able to help support the work of our local hospital.
“Our school is fortunate to be blessed with diligent staff and families who put in a lot of effort to make the summer fayres a success, making it a memorable experience for the families that attended.”
Hetty Dupays, Art & Design Manager at RUH X, the official NHS charity of the Royal United Hospitals Bath RUH, said: “Artsparks workshops on the Children’s Ward with trained and experienced arts facilitators make a real difference to a patient’s overall hospital stay.
“They have the freedom to produce their own artwork in a safe, supportive environment, often starting the workshop shy and unsure, but leave with huge smiles and a sense of achievement.
“We would like to thank Royal High School Bath and all their pupils and parents for their huge support towards this initiative.”