THE FOURTH “Stay Awake 24” organised by Thomas Adams School in Wem has smashed its fundraising target of £10,000 – and the final figure could be as much as £15,000.
The event was held just before half-term, with more than 300 pupils, prefects and staff being sponsored to stay awake for 24 hours.
It was a huge success, with pupils being entertained with a wide variety of activities throughout the night, including a huge inflatable assault course, a surfboard simulator and the school’s own versions of TV programmes The X Factor, Who Wants to be a Millionaire? and The Chase.
The school also set up its own Haunted House, with lots of scares along the way – which the pupils thought was fantastic.
Spencer Radford, assistant headteacher and event organiser, was delighted how the event went.
“The pupils were incredibly well behaved, had a fantastic night and were supported by a great team of prefects and staff,” he said.
“Although it will be a few weeks before we’ve collected all the money in, we have smashed our £10,000 target and expect to have raised more than £15,000, which is a tremendous achievement. Some of this will be donated to Children in Need, with
the remainder spent on school projects.
“I would particularly like to thank the Co-op in Wem, who were incredibly supportive – allowing us to run a tombola and raffle in the store, donating a huge hamper for the raffle and giving us lots of food and drink for the event, saving us a lot of expense.”