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Cambridge sixth form students fundraise to transform lives in the world’s poorest places

Posted on: Wednesday, June 16th, 2021

Students from Hills Road Sixth Form College in Cambridge have raised over £1,000 to help transform the lives of people with and at risk of disabilities, and their families, in the world’s poorest communities.

As part of their Social Action week (7th-11th June), 3 teams of students have been busy with a whole range of fundraising activities, including gardening and washing cars for elderly neighbours, busking in the town centre, doing sponsored walks and bake sales, selling paintings and drawings and setting up a pop-up charity shop selling second-hand clothes.

“We chose to raise money for CBM due to them being a charity local to Cambridge whose work, however, stretches far and wide to support disabled individuals in the world’s poorest countries. CBM protects masses of people from life-altering blindness and has even restored sight to over 500,000 people over the last year through cataract surgery. They also help many poor and disadvantaged disabled children to attend school and earn valuable, priceless knowledge that they otherwise would never have gained without the support and aid of CBM.” says the Hills For CBM team

Car with a bucket of water and a sponge next to it.

A small garden with a chair in the foreground

A girl playing the flute

A painting of an imaginary world

A painting of an abstract face

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Find out more about CBM’s work in the world’s poorest places.

Images: 1st – Poster advertising fundraising efforts of the Hills Road Sixth Form students. 2nd – Car wash for neighbours. 3rd – Gardening for an elderly neighbour. 4th – Hills Road student and musician busking in the centre of Cambridge. 5th & 6th– Paintings by Leah Plant, being sold.