Students and Staff Take Part in Charity Match
Students and staff headed out of the classroom and onto the football pitch in aid of a charity close to their hearts.
Employees at New Line Learning Academy challenged members of the school’s post-16 football academy to a friendly match on Thursday, 5 May, in memory of Matthew Carapiet.
Matthew, 23, from Bearsted, was tragically killed during an earthquake in Langtang, Nepal, last year. His mum, Jill, is a much-loved colleague at NLL.
The final score was 4-4 after full-time, with staff winning 4-2 on penalties.
In total, the event, which included a BBQ, raised over £140 with more donations expected.
Savan Fatania, Head of PE, said: “It was a great afternoon for a very worthy cause. The students really played well, as did the staff. Well done to all involved and thank you for all of the donations.”
The amount raised is in addition to donation of over £1,000, which NLL made to a fundraising appeal in Matthew’s name, soon after the devastating earthquake in April last year.
Jill, husband Greg and their daughter Christina have recently donated the sum to Search and Rescue Dogs Nepal.
You can read more about the family’s fundraising efforts on our website - http://www.futureschoolstrust.com/Funds-Donated-to-Earthquake-Recovery-2.