Perins Students raise cancer awareness

The year 8 students of Perins School Alresford Life Studies (PSHE/Citizenship) class have been participating in the FirstGive programme and have chosen Ark Cancer Charity for their project. 

Through the FirstGive programme, Perin’s students will be carrying out social action to support Ark Cancer Charity, either through fundraising or by raising awareness of the Charity.   They will be competing in a School Final, where one class from the year group will win an £1,000 grant from FirstGive, to be awarded to their chosen charity.  After researching charities in the local area, the students have spent lesson time planning their course of action to draw attention to the charity within Perins school The pupils are really excited about the prospect of winning the grant for the Ark

The students are passionate about supporting a local charity and improving the care that those with cancer receive; one student Alfie bravely shared that his mum had battled cancer last year.

Alfie was inspired by his mum who had recovered from Cancer treatment and decided that he would like to shave off his hair to raise awareness for the Ark Charity.

In class on the 17th May, Alfie’s hair came off in front of his delighted classmates, teachers and Michele from the Ark, who cheered him on.

On hearing about Perins School and Alfie’s head-shave Merv Rees said: "I am very grateful to Alfie for his very brave, and significant, show of support for the charity, and thank you to all the students of Perrins who have supported him. I wish them well with their project. You have all made a difference to the charity's fundraising campaign."

The Ark would like to thank Perin's School and Mr Joy for their hard work on this project.


You can find out more about how the FirstGive programme works on their website,