Students Raise Almost SEK 25000 for Haiti

2 March 2010

(Image: Students raised over SEK 25,000)

Last Friday students at Internationella Engelska Gymnasiet Södermalm raised almost SEK 25,000 for victims of the recent Haiti earthquake by holding back-to-back fundraising events.

At 16:00 the Aula was packed with IEGS students who listened to a variety of performances by school bands

The highlight of the event was a guest appearance by Swedish rapper Swingfly who overcame a few initial technical difficulties to get the whole Aula rocking with Touch and Go.

"It was brilliant that Swingfly could attend," Mr Maier said. "We were very excited by him coming. It was awesome."

The students then got their cash out to bid for various items donated by staff including a lab coat signed by the Natural Science Department, an authentic top hat donated by Mr Nicolas, and VIP tickets to a basketball game.

With students feverishly bidding, spurned on by the promise that Mr Maier would shave his head into a mohican if they raised SEK 12,000, some items reached a premium price, much to everyone's delight.

After the show, the doors were opened to the public and the Aula was once again filled only this time by parents and students from other schools as IEGS students put on a show to raise money for Haiti.

"It's absolutely amazing that the students raised so much money for charity," Dr Benedikz said. "I'm thrilled and would like to thank everyone for taking part."

IEGS hopes to hand the money over to representatives from Médecins Sans Frontières and The Red Cross after half-term.

Internationella Engelska Gymnasiet Södermalm (IEGS) is an international Upper Secondary school located in the heart of Södermalm with a strong academic tradition and a commitment to helping students develop to their full potential.
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