WHS shows its support for Macmillan Cancer Support

The staff and students of Withernsea High School have once again shown their generosity after raising over £300 for Macmillan Cancer Support.

Macmillan Cancer Support is one of Britain's largest charities and provides specialist health care, information and financial support to people affected by cancer. As well as helping with the medical needs of cancer sufferers, Macmillan also looks at the social, emotional and practical impact cancer can have, and campaigns for better cancer care. Macmillan Cancer Support's goal is to reach and improve the lives of everyone living with cancer in the UK.

On Friday 30th September, our school joined thousands of other organisations and individuals around the UK in supporting Macmillan's 'World's Biggest Coffee Morning' - the charity's largest annual fundraising event.

Staff and students donated home-baked and store-bought cakes and treats that were then sold at break time to help raise funds for the charity.

However, the highlight of the day came in a special "Man v Food" challenge which saw 5 members of staff competing against each other to be the first to complete various eating challenges. The challenges included: eating a donut without licking their lips; being the first to finish a pile of dry crackers and, rather nauseatingly, being challenged with each eating a large bottle of baby food. Yuck!  

The challenge took place in the hall with spectators being asked to donate 20p in order to come in and watch.

Event organiser, Teacher of English Miss Katie McCreaddie, commented: "I'm absolutely thrilled that we raised almost £325 for Macmillan Cancer Support. This will pay for 12 hours of a specialist nurse's time. Thank you so much to everyone who baked, ate, challenged and donated. You're all superstars!"