Dorter: Bake Sales, Bingo and Ballads Help Raise Funds for Honeypot


Dorter House held their annual Charity Week in February to help raise money for The Honeypot Children's Charity.

The charity enhances the lives of vulnerable children and young carers aged 5-12 years by providing respite breaks and on-going outreach support.


One Bede's student on the receiving end of a Valentine's Day gift.

Honeypot gives young carers a break from demanding and stressful responsibilities at home and provide a safe, nurturing environment where children at risk can develop their full potential.  

To raise as much money as possible, the Dorter staff and students organised a series of events such as a bingo night, tuck shop, cake sales, sing a grams and a raffle.


Our matrons and some of the girls baked cookies and cakes so that we could sell to the rest of our school outside of the staff room and The Chaplaincy, and we also sold chocolates, noodles, donuts, water and fizzy drinks.

Alongside this we sold raffle tickets, with a variety of prizes such as a meal at the Plough, a t-shirt signed by Brighton and Hove City Football Club, a Louis Suarez book, Dominos Pizza vouchers and a gift card for the local village shop. 

We also held a stall at the School Social where we sold neon glow-sticks, face paints, ice creams and another tuck.


As this week was part of the lead up to Valentine's Day, Dulcie Calvert-Verbruggen, Hannah Roberts, Izzy Viney and Miss Excell were hired to serenade a person (teachers included) in exchange for donations towards the charity fund.

A considerable amount of money was raised as over seventy songs were purchased for a wide variety of people across the school campus, including students, teachers, the Principal and the Headmaster!


Mr Lewis being serenaded. Read his new blog post here.

It was such a spectacular week and we are all extremely proud of the effort and enthusiasm of every one in Dorter House.

We know that every penny raised really does make a difference for our charity.


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