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One of our very ambitious and dedicated pupils, Farah, recently raised £487.60 for The Murray Parish Trust. She presented the money last week to The Murray Parish Trust at an event in Alresford.

She raised the money through her two day sponsored silence. All the money raised will be going to a new Imri suite for paediatric use at Southampton General. More details can be found on the The Murray Parish Trust website: www.themurrayparishtrust.com.

Below are a few words from The Murray Parish Trust about Farah's incredible achievement.

The Murray Parish Trust were delighted to have Farah Ganjavian Connor as a special guest at our supporter reception at St John's Church Alresford on Thursday 6th February. She was invited on stage by Sarah Parish and Jim Murray to tell an audience of nearly a hundred people about how she raised an amazing £438.86 for our charity. Farah did a sponsored silence, which she says was super hard for her because she loves chatting. She came to school with a collecting box and wearing a sign explaining what she was doing, and managed to stay quiet for an incredible 12 hours!

Sarah Parish says: "As the parents of a ten year old, we know just how difficult it is for her to stay quiet for longer than a minute, so we are VERY impressed that Farah was able to hold out for so long!". And Jim Murray adds: "By not talking, Farah was actually giving children a voice, and a way of helping other children in this area with serious illnesses".

The Murray Parish Trust was set up by actors James Murray and Sarah Parish following the loss of their daughter Ella-Jayne, and is dedicated to the advancement of paediatric medicine across the South of England. Since 2009 we have raised nearly £5 million in partnership with Southampton Hospital to build a much needed new Children's A & E, expand the PICU, and provide several life-saving pieces of equipment. Our latest challenge is to raise £5.5 million to fund a revolutionary intra-operative MRI (iMRI) Suite at Southampton Children’s Hospital - creating a next generation centre for paediatric neurosurgery and pioneering research which will advance the treatment and care of children across the region and beyond.

Everyone at Sherborne House School is incredibly proud of Farah and all our pupils for their continued dedication and hard work inside and outside of school.