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Interact Hand-Over: 6th Formers

Interact Hand-Over: 6th Formers

The Great Marlow School Junior Rotary Club, also known as Interact, recently held the annual handover ceremony celebrating the lead of a new President and Vice President: Isobel Stewart and Bushra Qadeer.

On Tuesday 21st May, the previous leaders of Interact, Humaira and Ellisse, passed over the roles with the customary handing over of the Rotary Club Medals.

The Interact Club is run by a group of sixth formers, whose aim is raise money for chosen charities of the students’ choice. Every week two members of the Marlow Rotary Club, Jo and Peter, come to school in order to mentor and discuss events with the Interact students. The events organised that the whole school enjoy include: selling ice lollies on Sports Day, many cake sales, a Halloween Cake Competition and an Easter Egg Hunt. This year’s chosen charities were Kyrece’s Legacy. Buckinghamshire Mind and The Epilepsy Society. This year the Interact Club raised around £450 which was split between the three charities.

The Kyrece’s Legacy Foundation was set up after a former student Kyrece Francis drowned in the Thames; the foundation set up in his name aims to promote water safety by providing and maintaining life rings up and down the Thames. Buckinghamshire Mind is a mental health awareness charity that deliver quality community-based services across the county of Buckinghamshire to reach out and ensure everyone with a mental health problem has access to the help they need. They offer services such as counselling, adult mental health first aid training, various workshops and much more. The Epilepsy Society is the largest medical charity in the field of epilepsy in the UK and has been providing services for people with epilepsy for over 100 years. Through their cutting-edge research, awareness campaigns, information resources and expert care they work for everyone affected by epilepsy in the UK. Their residential homes provide a service and environment that supports all those with epilepsy to live a better and more fulfilling life. Epilepsy Society ensures everyone has the best possible chance at accurate diagnosis, treatment and personal support.

Over the years, the sixth form Interact club has made a huge difference to people in the Marlow community, while gaining personal satisfaction from being involved in this important group: long may it continue to do so, hopefully beyond the foreseeable future. Good luck to Bushra and Isobel, we look forward to seeing what they are able to accomplish in the year to come.

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