Felsted School raised more than £5,000 for local charities with their fundraising activities in the run-up to Christmas.

Children aged four to 13 at Felsted Prep took to the catwalk for the school's first ever Sustainability Ski and Christmas Fashion Show.

The pupils modelled pre-loved winter fashions for family and friends to buy, aiming to reduce the impact of 'fast fashion' on the environment. 

They raised £1,300, which was donated to the Rainbow Trust.

Dunmow Broadcast: Felsted families and staff filled 28 crates for Braintree FoodbankFelsted families and staff filled 28 crates for Braintree Foodbank (Image: Felsted School)

A few weeks earlier, prep pupils wore spots to school to raise money for Children in Need, raising £956.66, while boarders at the school donated the £1,000 profits from their sweet-selling initiative to Felsted Mission Charity in London's East End.

The children also donated 120 parcels to the night shelter and foodbank for families who might otherwise have little to open on Christmas morning. Pupils from the senior school will be volunteering at the night shelter throughout the cold winter months.

Meanwhile pupils at Felsted Senior School have been raising money for charity, with 30 pupils taking part in the Santa Run in Chelmsford's Central Park on December 3 and raising more than £400 for Farleigh Hospice.

Felsted pupils and their families donated food and supplies to Braintree Foodbank, filling 28 crates in total.

Staff at the school have been joining in the fundraising, with maths teacher Mr Andrews, housemaster Mr Bury and theology, ethics and philosophy teacher Dr Lambert taking part in 'Movember'.

The three teachers grew moustaches to raise awareness and more than £700 for men's health.


Operational staff opted to donate their Christmas gifts and raised £527.18, which has been split between a range of local causes including Cancer Research, Essex Air Ambulance, Essex Horse and Pony Society, Reach and foodbanks in Braintree, Chelmsford and Uttlesford.

Headteacher Chris Townsend said: "We are very aware that our school is part of the local community, the national community and the international community, and we take an active role.

"Fundraising and also giving our time and energy to support others and make a positive difference is very much a part of being a member of the Felsted community."