Ryedale school’s £3,000 gift for the Encephalitis Society

FUNDRAISER --- Pupils at Terrington Hall School in Terrington have been raising money for The Encephalitis Society. Today they are handing the money over to representatives from the charity. // Some of the pupils who were involved in the fundraising with (front l-r) Cassie Meegan-Vickers and Phillippa Chapman from The Encephalitis Society. Friday 26th June 2015. HARRY ATKINSON
FUNDRAISER --- Pupils at Terrington Hall School in Terrington have been raising money for The Encephalitis Society. Today they are handing the money over to representatives from the charity. // Some of the pupils who were involved in the fundraising with (front l-r) Cassie Meegan-Vickers and Phillippa Chapman from The Encephalitis Society. Friday 26th June 2015. HARRY ATKINSON
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A “Spellafun,” sweet stalls and a cake bake sale are just a handful of the events that have helped pupils from Terrington Hall School to raise £3,108.48 for The Encephalitis Society.

Nominated as its charity of the year, the school wanted to show its support for the Society and its work as the world-leading resource for those affected by Encephalitis and their families.

Other fundraisers which added to the grand total were the annual Spring Fair, retiring collections from the pre-prep’s Nativity play, annual carol concert and performance of a Christmas Carol.

Head teacher Stephen Mulryne, said: “The children have taken this charity to heart and I am terrifically proud of their efforts to find ways of raising money to help support the families of those affected by Encephalitis.”

Phillippa Chapman, the society’s director of operations, said: “We’re extremely thankful to the children and staff at Terrington Hall School for their kind and generous fundraising for The Encephalitis Society. We receive no Government funding so the support we receive from them means a great deal. The children have been fantastic and seem so engaged which is really brilliant.”

The Encephalitis Society was founded 21 years ago by Elaine Dowell after her seven-year-old son contracted the condition - an inflammation of the brain - and discovered there was little information or support available.

Today, the Society is the world-leading source of information on Encephalitis, sharing information with health professionals and families across the world, and to celebrate its 21st birthday, it is embarking on a 21-day, 21-city roadshow from August 1.

Visit www.encephalitis.info