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Charity Cabaret Evening

Milton Abbey pupils held a Charity Cabaret evening last week to raise money for the two School charities – Julia’s House and SKRUM.    

Parents and ‘Friends of Milton Abbey’ attended in large numbers and with over 12 individual acts performed during the evening, and a delicious three course dinner served by Hospitality pupils, the evening was a real showcase of some of the School’s best musical and culinary talent.    
 
Julia’s House is the only children’s hospice charity in Dorset dedicated to helping life-limited children and their families across the county. They run regular respite sessions at their hospice in Corfe Mullen and in families’ own homes. The charity also runs events for siblings and parents, thereby supporting the whole family.  SKRUM was founded by rugby-mad Michael Collinson and his wife Linda.   SKRUM works in Swaziland visiting schools, coaching rugby and most importantly, educating children about AIDS, which threatens to wipe out the population. 42% of the population in Swaziland has HIV/AIDS, the highest rate of infection in the world, SKRUM uses rugby to do life changing work in Swaziland and Southern Africa, introducing the game and its values to schools, and at the same time life-saving education on HIV / AIDS.
 
Magnus Bashaarat, Headmaster of Milton Abbey School, said, “This was a wonderful evening of music and entertainment all in support of two fantastic causes.  We have fundraised for Julia’s House for the past three years as we were keen to support this local charity that provides such crucial support to families at the most difficult of times.  We are also delighted to be supporting SKRUM this year which does such great work with children in Swaziland.” 
 
Milton Abbey is a Round Square school and as such pupils are encouraged to follow the six ideals espoused by educational philosopher Kurt Hahn, internationalism, service, democracy, leadership, adventure and environmentalism.