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Music madness raises cash for hospice

The boys from One Direction, Professor Green, Queens of the Stone Age, Atomic Kitten, Tinie Tempah and Lulu were among the mix of characters to be seen at a school charity event.

Members of staff and students at Vandyke Upper School dressed up as a host of musical characters to raise money for the Keech Hospice.

The Leighton Buzzard school went music crazy for a whole week to raise funds for the hospice in nearby Luton.

Staff and students put on musical performances and took part in events such as a staff karaoke, a Never Mind The Buzzcocks quiz, a Got To Dance contest and a Eurovision Song Contest.

Cake sales and a non-uniform day were also held to add to the profits. All the events were organised by the sixth form student team at the school.

A school spokesperson said: “As well as having an entertaining end to the half term, we are now able to give Keech Hospice a cheque for £1,100, which will go to help fund the excellent work they do supporting children and their families, who suffer from life-limiting illnesses.”

The hospice has plenty of fundraising events and challenges taking place throughout the year for fundraisers to take part in.

Overseas challenges include a London to Paris cycle ride and treks to China, Iceland, Nepal, Jordan, Vietnam and Zambia.

Local events include quiz nights, skydiving events and sponsored walks.

Around 75% of the hospice’s funds come from fundraisers in the local area. The hospice aims to ensure patients and their families receive the very best quality of care in the time they have together and through bereavement.


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