I remember that very well. The school raised £1760 pounds - yards in a mile is how it was presented by a local Counsellor who came to the school. I collected the most in my class - £144 pounds. Probably the only time I got made to feel proud of myself. I did it by collecting door to door. A child could not do that these days. It must have been instrumental in me doing Charity work in a voluntary basis for most of my life. I usually do fundraising as it get quick rersults.In 1956 Beeches Secondary held a collection (money) event to help raise funds for the Hungarian refugees, following the failed attempt by Hungary to exit the Communist bloc. The highest collection was made by my friend, Howard Fox, who raised about 1000 pounds. A lot of money for that time. He was awarded a radio by the school for his efforts. I remember he tried to test it, without a plug, in the science lab, and shorted out the socket, causing blown fuses in the school!!