Children lead £700 fundraising drive
Published on: 30 Jan 2014
THE Tynings Primary School has broken its charity fundraising record by collecting more than £700 to help victims of Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines.
The initiative was led by two pupils, Grace and Henry Watts, who asked head teacher Ashley Watts if they could organise a non uniform day and collection.
It was agreed that as well as the children's payments for coming to school in their own clothes, donations from parents at the infants' nativity performances should also go to Save the Children's Philippines Typhoon appeal.
Henry and Grace spoke to parents at the nativity about the fundraising effort.
Mr Yates said: “We raised an unprecedented £703.68, the most the school has ever raised for one cause. Grace and Henry have shown such concern for the children affected by this tragedy. “I am so very impressed by their global awareness and responsibility to want to make the world a better place - this is to me the real purpose of education and I am very proud of our two pupils and their sense of community.”
Save the Children has already helped 100,000 people, including 60,000 children, in the Philippins and aims to help 760,000 people. To support its appeal. Call 0800 8148148 or visit the charity's website www.savethchildren.org.uk