Students raise £500 by holding a Christmas shopping evening in Harborough

A Christmas shopping evening staged by students at a Market Harborough school went down a storm.

Tuesday, 26th November 2019, 10:51 am
Updated Tuesday, 26th November 2019, 10:52 am
Madelin Walker with some of her handmade bead wristbands during the Mingle Jingle at Welland Park Academy.

The Mingle & Jingle event at Welland Park Academy raised £500 last Wednesday night as shoppers poured through the doors.

Nicki Burgess, PA to principal Julie McBrearty, said: “We had a really good turn out and a lovely evening was had by everyone.

“The Prom Committee raised £500 and the other school groups Elm House, Birch House, Fairtrade Committee and the Borneo World Challenge also had a successful time of it.”

Tasty gifts...Welland Park Academy students Bethan Manfredi, Mason Hallam and Francesca Ansell during the Mingle Jingle at Welland Park Academy.

The festive special featured books, fairy dresses, Christmas decorations, crafts, mulled wine, toys and much more.

“I’m thrilled for our students because they invested so much work, time and enthusiasm into setting this up,” said Nicki.

“They’ve done a brilliant job and they are delighted with how many local people came along to support the school.

“The whole night went so well that this is definitely something we will run again.”

Gifts galore...Verity Davis of Seven Scents and Maria Arnesson of the Growing Tree during the Mingle Jingle at Welland Park Academy.
Centre, Anita Beer of Fairtrade with Welland Park Academy students, Mistee O'Connor-Bromwell, William Sibley, Charlie Soper and Ollie Sibley during the Mingle Jingle at Welland Park Academy.
Festive gift ideas...organisers Sharlot Pithers, Nellie Abel, Libby Buxton and Nicki Burgess during the Mingle Jingle at Welland Park Academy.