Mills Match

Thursday 29th March sees the 7th playing of the Mills Match in memory of former pupil Oli Mills who sadly died from cancer in 2005. This event has become one of the most important dates in the Verulam calendar and is played every two years to raise money for the Teenage Cancer Trust who supported Oli and thousands of young people suffering from this terrible disease. Over the years Verulam has raised over £31,000 and our aim is to raise £5,000 which would mean we would have paid the salary of a cancer nurse for an entire year.

The match takes place at Clarence Park at 11.30 kick off thanks to the generosity of St Albans City FC and Old Boy Lawrence Levy. All pupils from Years 7-13 will attend and the match will have 3×20 minute games to enable as many students, staff and Old Boys to take part. Parents are invited to come and support and will be asked to make a donation to the charity on the gate at the York Road entrance. Students will depart the venue at approximately 1.00pm.

In order to raise as much money as possible the boys will have a non-school uniform day on Friday 23rd March. Students will be asked to bring £2 to donate and their form tutors will collect this next week and we would ask all students to wear a blue or red item of clothing as a symbol of their support for the TCT. On Monday 26th March we will be hosting a cake sale and would ask for all parents and students to bake cakes which can be sold to raise money. There will also be wrist bands on sale all week which students can buy. The staff are current holders of the trophy who triumphed with a thrilling 3-2 win 2 years ago and are determined to hold on to the title! With all your support the Teenage Cancer Trust can carry on its fantastic work which makes such a difference to the lives of young people.

Mr D Bullock

Deputy Headteacher

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