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Reading Girls' School

Reading Girls' School

Freemasons Award to Students

Two of our students were delighted to have their fundraising efforts recognised by the Freemasons of Berkshire.

Masons support a considerable range of charities; The Freemasons grand charity is dedicated to helping people in need and has donated over £100 million since 1980 worldwide, nationally, regionally, and locally. The Freemasons of Berkshire thought it would be appropriate to show some support for the charitable efforts of school students across the area.

The value and meaning of charity is often misunderstood. Many people think of the financial act of giving money, and of course this is vital but as school children everywhere repeatedly prove, ideas; energy; hands on effort and time are the other essential factors in making a charity work.

It’s a measure of the overall quality of a school when it produces well rounded individuals with a complete education, who are encouraged to develop in other ways as well as academically, and Reading Girls’ strives to do just that.

The Freemasons asked schools to nominate students to receive awards and a further donation to the students preferred charity. For their work in organising a Black History Charity Concert, raising over £1000 with this single event for their support of the thrombosis charity Lifeblood, the awards were presented to Nieema and Mwango, by Viv King on behalf of the Freemasons of Berkshire. The girls were delighted to receive gift cards for themselves and cheques which they will be sending to Lifeblood. If you would like to find out more about the charity or make a donation, please click here: http://www.thrombosis-charity.org.uk/index.php

The girls told Viv they had found out about the charity when a close family member was lost to thrombosis, so they decided to focus on raising some funds for Lifeblood. They organised a very ambitious concert, with music, guest speakers and a fashion show, raising over £1000 with this single event. Both girls will be doing A levels next year and we are sure they will be a huge asset to whichever establishment they choose.