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Mufti Day is normally a time for Year 13 to don scandalous costumes and Year 9 to run wild. With lockdown restricting access to costume shops however, Mufti Day at Eton was this year an unusually tame occasion. We were sadly missing hordes of T-Rexes and armies of Spartan warriors prowling the roads, waiting to pounce on any unaware teachers!

Yet these restrictions haven’t stopped Eton students from giving back and Eton Action, our school’s charity wing, has had to improvise, adapt and overcome these unusual circumstances. We switched to an online platform for donations, raising £3183.79 for Children in Need. We braved the miserable weather and tight time frames to hang up posters, organise a photobooth and co-ordinate with Eton Action representatives in each house. We hope you enjoy the photos taken on the day below. This Mufti Day was an immense success, displaying the commitment of the Eton community to helping those in need, especially in these difficult times.

Eton Action’s main fundraiser, the Community Fair, held each year in balmy September sunshine was sadly cancelled this year. However plans are afoot to challenge Eton’s 25 boarding houses to raise £2000 each to fill the coffers of the five charities, proposed and voted on by students, that the fair supports. Keep watching this space to hear more updates on our progress.

If you would like to donate to our Eton Action Children in Need fund you can use this link – http://virginmoneygiving.com/fund/muftiday

 

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