A rag week organised by sixth form students from Avon Valley College, part of Salisbury Plain Academies, raised more than £625 for King Alfred Hospital.
The money raising events across the week, which included, cake sales, sponge the teacher, and a Mr and Mrs competition, were thought up and organised by the students themselves.
“This is my first year at Avon Valley College and I loved all the activities we have done but my favourite has to be eating the cakes at lunchtime,” said Year 7 pupil, Luke.
The pupils were raising money for King Alfred Hospital in memory of former student Katie Bayley.
Last May Katie had what appeared to be a normal virus but a few days later she had a nosebleed that wouldn’t stop and was taken to A&E in Salisbury. She was assessed and quickly moved into intensive care as her liver began to weaken. Plans were made to transfer her to King’s College Hospital in London, but Katie’s condition quickly deteriorated and she had to be sedated before the move. She never regained consciousness. Staff in King’s Liver Intensive Therapy Unit worked tirelessly to stabilise and protect her but Katie remained in a critical condition for almost two weeks before she died on June 7 2016.
King Alfred Hospital is not the only charity the school has supported this year. They have also raised money for Macmillan and have other fund raising events planned.