Gad's Hill Science teacher Mrs Shirley Gurteen and parent Mrs Michelle Gagg

Teachers take to the runway to support school charity

Gad’s Hill tutors turned fashion models to help raise money for Team Charlie, a fundraising charity set up in memory of a much loved pupil.

The science, PE and English professionals paraded on a specially constructed catwalk in the school hall, in front of almost 100 female parents, pupils and friends of Gad’s.

The trio, which was also joined by an old Gadshillian, volunteered to model a variety of outfits provided by national clothing company, Travelling Trends, and helped to raise £1,100 in doing so.

After the show, guests were able to browse and buy the high street clothes at discounted rates, as well as enter a raffle with all prizes kindly donated by generous supporters of Team Charlie.

Gad’s PE teacher Mrs Jago, who organised the event, with Y11 pupil, and Charlie’s sister, Harriet Booth, said:  “We hold lots of fundraising activities, trips and events but this was by far the most glamorous to date!

“None of our efforts would come to fruition without the continued support of the many parents, staff and children of Gad’s and I am so grateful and proud of their commitment and dedication.”

Team Charlie is Haig’s House charity this year.

All the money made is fed back into the Team Charlie fund which helps with worthy causes.  The night’s takings will help pay for the creation of the Charlie Booth Sports Centre in the tiny village of Ikkadu in India.

Gad’s teachers and pupils spent three weeks there last summer, helping to build the sports hall for the community and improve the facilities of a school hostel and orphanage.