Sweet success for Steyning students

S40097H13 Thandi Dralega, 16, at ''Steyning Grammer School's Sixth Form College with cakes for the Macmillan coffee morning
S40097H13 Thandi Dralega, 16, at ''Steyning Grammer School's Sixth Form College with cakes for the Macmillan coffee morning
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STUDENTS at Steyning Grammar School’s Sixth Form College took part in the World’s Biggest Coffee Morning for the sixth year running.

Assistant head teacher Sally Randall said she was delighted to report more than £1,000 was raised on Friday for Macmillan Cancer Support.

As well as the coffee morning, there was a raffle, and the event was organised by the students themselves.

Mrs Randall added: “This contribution demonstrates true community cohesion, with involvement by so many students and staff, both teaching and support, as well as local businesses.”

Around 500 students took part, baking and providing hundreds of cakes, to be sold across the school at both the Shooting Field and Church Street sites.

A full musical programme, organised and performed by the students, was provided.

Head girl Holly Ducket said: “We are really grateful to the Steyning community and local businesses in our catchment area for contributing so generously towards our raffle again this year, and we are delighted with the support received from so many students and all the amazing cakes that have been baked.”

The star prize, a flight for two in a hot air balloon, was donated by Stable Antiques of Storrington and won by Jamie Curtis, a year 13 student.

Head boy Jack Crossfield said: “The students are keen to raise awareness of all forms of cancer and how it affects so many people and their families, and are pleased to be able to raise funds for this worthwhile charity.”