Stonyhurst College Poetry Banquet raises £15,000

Bugsy Girls dance the Charleston

Bugsy Girls dance the Charleston - Credit: Archant

A ball organised by Stonyhurst College sixth-form students has raised more than £15,000 to give a holiday to children from local special schools.

Every boy and girl in Stonyhurst’s year 12 was involved in planning and running the event, which was enjoyed by over 250 guests. As well as waiting on tables, students provided entertainment in keeping with the event’s theme – the 1920s.

Funds raised from ticket sales, an auction and a raffle, go to the Stonyhurst Children’s Holiday Trust. The annual event is known as The Poetry Banquet because year 12 is known as ‘Poetry’ at the historic school.

Headmaster Andrew Johnson said: ‘I am always very proud of our students on these occasions. They all work as a team to produce a first-class event for a very good cause and they have certainly excelled themselves this year.’