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Kingsley School to take on musical challenge for DEBRA

14:42 10 January 2014

The Kingsley students will be raiseing for EB charity DEBRA

The Kingsley students will be raiseing for EB charity DEBRA


Pupils aim to raise £5,000 for charity by producing five-track music CD

A group of eight business trainers and coaches will be setting pupils at Kingsley School an unusual challenge as part of a huge fund raising challenge to support the charity DEBRA.

They will be at the Bideford school on Tuesday to work towards the goal set for them by Musikscool – to write, rehearse, perform an record an original five-track music CD in a single day.

The pupils will design the packaging and prepare a marketing plan for raising at least £5,000 during the day from download sales on iTunes and sponsorship of the CD.

The Kingsley pupils will also make a film of the event and try to generate maximum publicity. Friends and families are invited to watch the live performance of the five new tracks at 5.15pm, where the video will be shown and feedback will be offered.

DEBRA is the only national charity that supports individuals and families affected by Epidermolysis Bullosa (EB) – a rare genetic skin blistering condition.

Ruth McBain, Regional Fundraising Manager for DEBRA, is getting involved on the day and is delighted with the outcome.

“It’s great to see young people motivated through the creation of music and managing to raise so much to help people living with EB,” she said. “We are looking forward to working with the team and all coming together at Kingsley School.”

Simon Robilliard, Director of Music at Kingsley School, is very excited by the challenge.

“The whole school is delighted to be involved in Musikscool, it’s quite a challenge! We all can’t wait to hear the finished product.

“If the £5,000 target is achieved, it will make a huge difference for DEBRA, allowing them to carry out further research and to offer much needed support to those living with EB and their carers.”

To sponsor the team during the day, visit their just giving page: You can also keep up to date throughout on Twitter and Facebook.


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