A-LEVEL business studies students from St John’s Military School in Cyprus have raised £1,000 for Fisher House

May Schapendonk, head of business studies at the school, challenged pupils to take on their own venture to raise money for a charity and to learn about the practicalities of running a small business.

The youngsters decided to raise funds for Fisher House, the home-away-from-home for military patients at Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham, due to their Forces link and because May frequently stays there when being treated at the hospital. 

As the project took place just before Valentine’s Day, the students contacted a local florist to negotiate a deal on flowers and balloons to make gift-sets available to order from the school and to be hand-delivered on the day itself. 

Fisher House fundraising officer Sophie Carroll said: “Thank you to May and her students for choosing Fisher House as their charity for this project. The £1,000 raised will provide 40 nights of accommodation for a family of four, allowing military families to stay together in difficult times.” 

If you’d like more information about how QEHB Charity supports patients, visit qehb.org or call 0121 371 4852.

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