THE pennies have been counted and we are thrilled to announce that our OSFEST and Colour Run on April 22nd have raised more than £3,000 for charity!
OSFEST has raised £2,600, which is being shared equally with the Alzheimer’s Society and Hope4Malawi. The Colour Run has raised £780, which is being shared with Hope4Malawi and the Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC) Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal.
As reported on April 25th, hundreds of pupils, staff, families, Old Eleans and friends of King’s came together on New Field to lap up the fun and frolics of OSFEST – an annual summer fete style fundraising event organised by boys in Osmond House and their Housemaster, Paul Lott.
Each Osmond House student, also known as ‘Osmen’, is tasked with running a stall or activity at the extravaganza – sponge-the-teacher, tug-of-war, welly wanging, whack-a-rat, tombolas, raffles, music and refreshments galore kept revellers of all ages entertained.
The Colour Run was – you guessed it – colourful! Pupils from Year 1 right the way through to Year 13 put their best foot forward in the event, as did parents, grandparents, teachers and members of our Senior Leadership Team. The Colour Run was organised by girls in Torfrida House and their Housemistress, Caroline Skeels.
It has been three years since we have been able to hold OSFEST and the Colour Run. Thank you to each and every one of you who supported the events – without you we could not have raised such a fantastic amount of money for charity!
Images by Year 12 student, Jess Harding