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India group arrange special charity day

India group arrange special charity day

A special fundraising day has been organised by Rydal Penrhos pupils ahead of a landmark trip this summer.

The school will be hosting a special India Charity Day on Friday, April 20, with all funds raised will be donated to Global Action, who are the organising company behind Rydal Penrhos’ upcoming educational visit to the country later on this year.

Staff and pupils are invited to come dressed in white, green or orange, the colours of the India flag, for a small donation of £1.

Alternatively, members of the school community can come in their own clothes for a £2 fee.

There will be a fundraising cake sale during morning break that will have a large number of tasty treats available to purchase, while Rydal Penrhos’ new catering providers Holroyd Howe have agreed to put on an Indian themed lunch as part of their contribution to the event.

A Kabaddi competition will also take place at the Sports Hall during lunch, where teams of five from each representative house will battle it out in the hope of securing the overall crown.

The object of the game is for a single player on offence, referred to as a "raider", to run into the opposing team's half of a court, tag out as many of their defenders as possible, and return to their own half of the court, all without being tackled by the defenders.

Points are scored for each player tagged by the raider, while the opposing team earns a point for stopping the raider.

Players are taken out of the game if they are tagged or tackled, but can be "revived" for each point scored by their team from a tag or tackle.

Rev’d Nick Sissons, chaplain at Rydal Penrhos, said: “The money raised will go to support the donations given by the organising company - Global Action - to the charities that we support in India by our visit.

“A certain proportion of the cost of the trip is for such donations e.g. to fair trade co-operatives, schools, the Buddhist monks who teach us meditation and the traditional medicine man.”

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